Australian swimwear brand inspired by Jordan Kallios’ boys trip to Mykonos

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It is often said that travel is the one thing we buy that makes us richer – at least this was the case for longtime university friends Jordan Kallios and Corey Decandia.

The pair came up with the idea to create their own swimwear line, Vacay Swimwear, while on holiday together on the Greek island of Mykonos.

“While abroad, we noticed a lot of Europeans were wearing a more snug fit, mid-length swim short, this fit was a lot more stylish and elongated the leg and body,” Jordan, the Co-Founder and Director of Vacay Swimwear, said.

Jordan Kallios and Corey Decandia. Photo: Disrupt magazine

Jordan and Corey first struck up a friendship while working together in a group assignment at the University of South Australia.

The friendship not only turned them into travel buddies, but also into successful business partners. Vacay Swimwear turned over $4.5 million last year.

The European-inspired brand has expanded its range from swim shorts to polos, linen shirts and accessories. It is now sold at 150 stores in the United States, along with David Jones and online.

“The future is big for us. Right now our main focus is continuing to grow rapidly and eventually become the largest swim and resort wear brand in the world,” Jordan said.

“The sky’s the limit.”

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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