Jeux De Vagues was created by Katherine Terrell: Designer, surfer, mom, and activist.
At Jeux De Vagues, we believe that quality is the sum of choices you make. Our solid fabrics are made with ECONYL® , a 100% regenerated polyester fiber made from pre- and post-consumer materials. Our printed fabrics are made from recycled water bottles. From the fair labor factory in Los Angeles where our bikinis are made, to our dissolvable, fully biodegradable hangtags, we aim to benefit people and planet. We are committed to giving back to the environment, and are a proud member of 1% for the Planet.
A WORD FROM KATHERINE
I created Jeux De Vagues for women who want to feel good about the bikinis they wear — without compromising fashion, fit, or how their choices define them.
I am influenced every day by the sisterhood of women surfers who bring power, grace, and beauty to the lineup. Women also impart a softness to surfing that we should not only embrace, but amplify.
I graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art’s MFA program in 2D Design. Leveraging my career as a graphic designer, I bring a nuanced understanding of form and color to create exclusive prints and fashion-forward styles for the brand.
As an activist, I worked with local grassroots organizations to ban the plastic bag in Los Angeles and California, and was a proud recipient of Surfrider Foundation’s Wavemaker of the Year Award in 2011.
That same year, I sailed to the island nation of Kiribati on an expedition to study plastic pollution. A mere four years later, at the COP 21 Paris conference, the Kiribati people stood at the forefront of Pacific Island nations demanding that governments keep global temperature rise below 1.5 C. Climate change was nowhere near our minds when we sailed through Kiribati. This experience showed me the inextricable connection between all environmental movements, how quickly things have escalated, and the urgency to act on them.
It is my hope that we can reach beyond our lives as waveriders and connect to the global movement to protect and preserve the oceans that we love.