SISTER OF THE SEA - ERI RAGEN
Words by: Eri Ragan @eriocean
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Photographers: @eriocean and @rogue.mango
Elation is easily defined as “great happiness”, which is exactly what this brand has brought me from day one. The kindness and helpfulness of the owner, the quality of the brands products, and the eco-friendly mentality of the company have all allowed elation the label to become a fun addition to my lifestyle.
Elation was the first sustainable swimwear brand I encountered, and really encouraged me to start thinking about the unseen impact of the manufacturing materials and processes associated with the clothes we wear each day. I love how Elation has committed to sustainability and creates their products mindfully. I also love the prints on the suits. They make me feel more connected to the ocean and nature! I also get so many kind compliments whenever I’m wearing their suits which is always nice, because I am proud to talk and share about the brand.
I spend most of my free time in or by the ocean and I have seen the increase in the number of plastics and micro plastics along the shore and in the water. It makes me so sad to know that all this pollution is a by-product of our daily decisions. These types of problems we face won’t disappear magically, and although I am far from perfect, I do my best, when possible, to make sustainable choices and support brands that have the same priorities so that future generations can continue to enjoy the oceans, we hold so dear.