Saturday, December 14, 2013

New Arrivals: IX Style

Ix Style | Water Mission from Ix Style on Vimeo.

IX Style was founded by siblings Francesca and John Kennedy, whose family is originally from Guatemala.  They were always motivated by the poverty, violence, lack of opportunities for eduction and the alarming need for clean water in Guatemala.

On a flight to visit her grandfather in Panajachel, Guatemala, Francesca read "Start Something That Matters" by TOMS founder Blake Mycosie.  During that trip, Francesca saw children drinking toxic water in Lake Atitlan.  She knew she had to do something to help.  Inspired by gorgeous, hand-woven Mayan textiles and leather craftsmanship, IX Style was created.

Drifting Arrows is proud to offer these beautiful, handmade shoes in black and cream:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Talkin Shop with Craft & Culture

We recently sat down with Craft & Culture to talk shop about swimwear care and wear.  Here's a snippet, read the full article here.

C&C: Are there any specific styling tips you have, such as 
by-the-water do’s and don’ts? What would be some 
examples of ideal ways to style Drifting Arrows pieces poolside?
I always cringe when I see someone wearing shoes and socks at the beach, 
so that’s a big no.  Also, your swimwear should be comfortable and make 
you feel great….not the opposite – make sure you can move around at ease 
in your suit, and own your figure – no slouching!   Do wear sunglasses to 
keep your eyes protected and looking sharp, and always keep a hair-band 
in your beach bag so you don’t end up with a funny tan line. I suggest a 
top knot or a loose pony tail to complete the beachy look.
A great wide-brimmed hat is a pool-side essential, whether it be a structured 
panama or floppy-brimmed version.  They are practical (sun-burned faces 
are not fun or cute), allowing you to read or rest without all the squinting 
and over-exposure….and they look striking.  Drifting Arrows pieces are 
classic and simple in their palettes, so don’t be afraid to pair with some 
statement sunnies and a stylish sun hat.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Arrivals: Here Knitwear

Owner, Chloe Zola refers to her line "here." as consciously crafted. She works within the town where she lives with her family in Central Mexico.  They buy the cotton from a factory 2 hours from their house and the wool from one only ten minutes away.  Chloe personally knows the women who are bringing her designs to life. Often times the families in this town have to send their children off to work in different cities or countries at age 14 or 15, which she hopes to offset in a small way with consistent and additional income for their families.  There is a very strong awareness for the importance of stimulating her local economy and an undeniable consciousness to the way that each piece comes to life.  There are extremely comfortable and versatile pieces that you can feel really good about!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Still Life

Feeling inspired by these beautiful still lives:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In the Wild: Arin

Check out our customer and beach hottie, Arin, in her MarĂ© bikini, having well-deserved day a la playa!  Thanks for sharing Arin, we love seeing our suits in the wild!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Last Night's Madewell Event

Thanks so much to everyone that came out last night to our event with Madewell!  It was really fun and lovely to see all those beautiful faces - and bodies wearing our swimwear and jewelry!  Thanks to Madewell for being such great hosts and collaborators, and special thanks to Caitlin Schooley for setting up the event and Trophy Cupcakes for the beachy sweets!

New Arrivals: Quay Sunglasses

We just got an amazing fresh stock of Quay sunnies from Australia.  At just $40 a pair you can afford to try out a fun new look, or two!

From the top: Kitti, Elton, Ohmi, Bat, Nakita, Gully & Elton

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Queen Bee for Drifting Arrows

We are super excited to offer an lovely collection of grooming products made especially for us by Maui-based Queen Bee Productions.  Sold individually or in our custom beach kit.

Beach Rose & Mint Face/Body Mist
The perfect thing to keep in your beach bag or purse, or use as a facial toner before you moisturize.

Ruby Grapefruit Lip Balm
Slightly tinted, sheer finish.

Beach Kit
Our custom beach kit includes the essentials to keep you feeling refreshed at the beach and ready for anything that comes after.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

In the Press: Seattle Magazine

Seattle-based swimwear lines featured in Seattle Magazine, Drifting Arrows' Kure bikini in Lapis second to left.  Sun hats and beach towels also from

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Drifting Arrows + Madewell + Baleen

Join us on Thursday July 11th for a Summer styling event at Madewell.

Drifting Arrows swimwear  (20% off during the event)
Baleen jewelry
Madewell goods 

Summery refreshments & savory bites

Thursday, July 11th
7-9 pm

University Village, Seattle

This is open invite - pass it along!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Splash of Red

Beautiful shots via our friends over at Bikinibird.

In the Press: Seattle Met Summer Picks

Thanks to Cassandra LaValle of Coco + Kelley for picking our Anonyme one-piece and handwoven Ethiopian cotton towel for your Summer picks in Seattle Met!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Editorial: Moda & Estilo

Check out Miss Washington and third runner-up to Miss America in 2011, Jacquie Brown, sporting Driftng Arrows in a recent shoot for Moda & Estilo:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Goodies!

We have a NEW ARRIVALS section on the site now...and lots of lovely new items.  More on the way too!


New Stockist: No.6

As long-time fans of their beautiful clogs, we are super excited to add       No. 6 to our stockist list!  Their order is shipping to NYC as we speak!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

In the Press: TravelModa

Thanks to Kat at TravelModa for the great feature and opportunity to share travel stories and recommendations for shopping and beaching around the globe!

Monday, April 22, 2013

In the Press: Design Sponge

It's such an honor to be featured today on Design Sponge!  We did a Sneak Peek interview which features images and stories about our home.  Check it out here!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Just Because....

Enjoy 15% off your Drifting Arrows online order with discount code BONVOYAGE.  
Just enter at checkout!

Press: Of a Kind

Billy and I recently collaborated on some women's pieces for his line Vim Beget, and Of a Kind did a limited run "edition" of the Aridus pendant in bronze.  They also wrote a great article about our collab process, Billy's inspiration sources and they gave some nice love to Drifting Arrows.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Just In: Baleen

We are now selling Baleen jewelry!  Their philosophy: quality, handmade jewelry can be affordable and fun. Their entire collection is assembled by hand, with care in their home studio in Seattle. Baleen makes effortless, modern pieces that are easy to add to your everyday wardrobe.  

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Press: Seattle Mag Blog

Our new "Beach Mercantile" shop is live!
 Thanks for the love Seattle Mag!