Monique Rotteveel
owner & designer

” Yoga and surfing are a very important part of my life. It has always been a challenge to find good bikinis and yoga pants that stay in place while surfing and during a yoga session.

I traveled around the world backpacking, when I came to realize that packing light is key. You can only bring a few pieces of clothing, so I wanted to design the perfect Active Wear. One set of clothes that can be used for all types of sports, on land and in the water. Produced with durable materials and fair production.


My goal is to create fair, functional & feminine designs with colourful prints.  I love to design all the prints myself, as I studied graphic design at the Willem de Kooning Art Academy in Rotterdam, and I just love to play with colours, photos and illustrations of my own, and mix them all together into new artworks and prints. I always get inspired by the beauty of nature. You will often find leaves, flowers, feathers, waves or the moon phases in my artworks. As I spend a lot of time living the Pura Vida life in Costa Rica, I am soaking up the beauty of mother nature, and translate this into new designs for our collections.”





As a fashion brand, we want to leave a positive impact on the people and our planet: we produce our entire collection in Europe. Good working conditions, fair wages for the women and every piece is made with love, you can see and feel that when you wear our products!

No unnecessary waste: we only print what we need, we design and print each artwork exactly on the pattern for that item.

From now on we will only work with our new type of fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles.

By recycling bottles into clothes we are offsetting the need to produce new raw materials.

Our new packaging is made of biodegradable materials.




Monique Rotteveel ® Active Wear is a member of 1% For The Planet ®, This means that from each of your purchases, we choose to donate 1% to a good cause.

We choose to donate to projects that help clean up the plastic out of our Oceans, and prevent plastic from going into the Ocean in the first place.

All you have to do is shop your favorite items with us and we make the donations.

Good for you, good for the planet.


Pura Vida!





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