We are Fondu. A female led swimwear brand from New Zealand inspired by the landscapes of Aotearoa, retro silhouettes, and the feeling of easy living and playfulness that comes with summertime.
We adore vintage swimsuits, and how long things used to last. We are serious about creating high quality products that will see you through many summers.
Started by Tanya Kerr in 2021, Fondu began as an answer to the lack of women's surf-wear available in New Zealand, but has now grown to include a wider variety of styles.
We design all the styles and illustrations in-house. We use a local patternmaker and fabric cutter. We have a small team of machinists around Aotearoa, who are highly skilled in crafting swimwear. All of our packaging is sourced locally. Our fabric and trimmings are sources from New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, and China.
A small selection of our swimsuits are made in Canggu, Bali through a boutique production agency. Due to the COVID situation, we haven't been able to visit yet, but a trip is set for 2022.
It can range from anywhere between 10 and 75 per style.
In some instances, we will restock our most loved styles. Let us know if you would like us to restock something here
To get the most out of your swimsuit, hand wash in cold water as soon as possible after swimming or surfing.
Refrain from rolling up while wet, instead try to dry flat in the shade. UV rays can cause the colours of the fabric to fade.
Be careful around velcro with textured fabrics, such as towelling or rib, as it can cause pilling.
Fondu swimsuits can last a very long time if you look after them <3
Click here to see our returns policy
We donate money to causes we believe in, if you would like more information, please reach out. Around 4% of sales is donated every year. If you have any ideas on how we can do better as a company or would like more transparency from us about our process, don't hesitate to get in touch.