our story

Shapes in the Sand is an independent Australian swimwear label founded by Alexandra Dash. 

Shapes in the Sand's playful print stories illustrate the natural world, while encouraging others to protect it. 

Through specially designed projects and partnerships dedicated to supporting wildlife and environmental organisations, Shapes in the Sand is on a mission to create positive change for our planet.

Designed, printed and made by a small team of makers in Australia, we respect each process involved in the creation and delivery of our Australian made minimal waste collections.

meet Alex

Nature Girl and the creative behind Shapes in the Sand. Alex loves overnight bush walks and camping trips with friends. She's always had an affinity with animals and her Birds of Australia Guidebook is an essential item in her backpack. 

Studying Fashion Design & business in Sydney, her appreciation for textile print and swimwear design continued far beyond her study days. It was in Alex's final year of studying in 2012 that the early stages of Shapes in the Sand began. Innovative, recycled fabrications was an area that Alex wanted to pursue in her final work and has become part of Shapes in the Sand's core values.