| Stephanie Saxton
It all began when I was a young girl with an adventurous spirit and a passion to dive into the unknown ~ I've forever had a passion to create something of my own, and up until last year I had no idea what that passion was going to be, or turn in to.
I was born and raised just outside Vancouver, Canada and I grew up with an active lifestyle, taking on nearly every sport I could with parents that both pushed me to succeed ~ screaming on the side lines, and a dad that jumped in when the ref didn't show up, teaching me never to give up ~ no matter what!
Even though growing up, it seemed like it was the natural course to complete schooling, get a degree, create a family and so on.. and for some that was ~ but for me it wasn't! I never believed I should get a degree in something I didn't believe in - yet.
Six years later, here we are! Buddy and I built our first house together last year ~ flew my precious golden labrador Trooper from Canada to NZ and found my passion ~ to create Saltysea.
As little girl, I’d always been passionate to create something of my own, something I was proud of, and something I could use as a vehicle to give back and do something positive in the world. I've always had a love for comfortable clothing, and having an active lifestyle, I found myself wearing active wear 90% of the time! It was this time last year I was torn between doing my Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, or diving into the unknown and creating Saltysea.
Saltysea it was.
I flew over to Bali and met with the manufactures I had been researching and skyping with months prior ~ I worked with their amazing team in bringing my designs to life - sampling them while I was in Bali so that I could make the changes right then and there. It was so important for me to get to know them, and create a great relationship.
A goal from day one was to create a community around Saltysea, a place people can feel appreciated and inspired and that's been my goal with everything we do ~ for people to feel a positive impact when they wear their Saltysea pieces to when they come across our social media platforms and website.
Thank you for plugging into our first blog entry ~ I hope you learnt something new about us, and most of all I hope you feel encouraged and inspired to continue, or to begin what you've been dreaming of too. Please comment below, or send us a message and ask us questions, or simply tell us about you and your dreams. We'd love to hear!