PRISM was launched over a decade ago with the idea of combining functionality and aesthetics, focusing on producing items that people need - with functionality at their core - products that are well-made, long lasting and could become wardrobe staples and classics.
For over a decade, PRISM has worked with small factories in Italy to make swimwear and eyewear, where skills and techniques have been handed down through generations.
All PRISM products promote the idea of Buy Better Buy Less; they are made to last aesthetically and functionally. In fact pieces from the very first collection we launched with in 2009 are still on sale today.
Over the years we have drastically reduced the number of new products and collections we launch to focus on quality and sustainability. Our products are durable with timeless style and we advocate for a conscious consumption of fashion and a move away from unethical fast fashion practices.
PRISM²: ECO-DYED & MINIMUM WASTE
Paloma Elsesser and Stella Jones by Clare Shilland, wearing PRISM²
MULTI-USE PIECES: 3-IN-1
MADE IN FAMILY RUN FACTORIES - USING ARCHIVE MATERIALS
PRISM Swimwear and Resortwear is all handmade in Italy using excess or archive materials, working with our small family-run factory in Bologna. Our espadrilles and sandals are handmade in the north of Spain using European leathers.
Our Eyewear is made in the Treviso region of Italy - known for its eyewear manufacturing for the past century, where skills have been handed down through generations. We use acetates from a company established in 1849 and each pair is hand-cut and therefore unique.
Where available, we use a new form of acetate called bio-acetate which is phthalate-free and from cellulose acetate and plasticiser, which makes it natural, renewable and biodegradable. Our lightweight metal eyewear is all made and finished in Japan.
Everything is made in tiny batches, from eyewear to swimwear to espadrilles, you will sometimes even find only one or two of a certain style.