Our Story

Émerje was born on the island of Belle Ile en Mer (“Beautiful Island in the Sea”), where, after completing treatment for breast cancer, I had escaped to swim in the sea, take time out, and begin to rebuild my body and my mind.

Swimming every day I felt myself getting stronger, but with a changed body, I struggled to find swimwear which was soft but which felt supportive, which was understated and timeless, which had the functionality to allow me to wear a breast form or to confidently go without, and, most importantly, which made me feel like me again.

On my little island in the Atlantic Oceon, I began to design a collection of swimwear, for women who might be going through any one of a number of changes in her life but which would be designed thoughtfully to include the needs of women after breast surgery. All our designs feature:
  • soft, supportive fabrics – feel secure
  • soft moulded cups – smooth out asymmetry and shape
  • discrete pockets - give the option to wear a prosthesis or bra pad
  • different coverage preferences
  • UV 50+ protection
  • no underwiring