Monte & Lou’s signature aesthetic represents a sophisticated femininity expressed in unique designs that mix and match to create your own signature style.
Each collection is always elevated and feminine with an emphasis on flattering fit and beautiful yet functional design.
Founded by best friends in Sydney, Australia, the inspiration behind the brand came from their combined industry knowledge and experience in swimwear design and the desire to inspire the modern woman.
Monte & Lou delivers the ultimate swimwear edit for a holiday lifestyle with styles you’ll love to live in.
We are committed to continually introducing sustainable practices in all aspects of our business to minimise our impact on the environment and the global community.
As our business grows we are always looking at ways in which we can improve and become both more efficient and sustainable throughout our sourcing and supply chain, as well as on a daily basis at our Sydney headquarters and warehouse.
We are conscious of the environmental damage to our oceans created by plastic and chemical pollution, and our goal is to replace the use of plastic within our supply chain with more environmentally sustainable alternatives. Our in-house recycling practices such as sorting, recycling and re-using all excess packaging from our suppliers and retailers ensures less waste is transferred into landfill.
All the fabrics used in our swimwear meet OEKO TEX Standard 100 - the highest certifiable standard for ensuring the responsible manufacture of our fabrics and the elimination or reduction of toxic chemicals used in their production to help protect our fragile environment.
Our goal for 2019 and into 2020 is to replace the use of plastic within our supply chain with more environmentally sustainable alternatives. Watch this space as we share with you our journey to zero waste.
We aim to champion reuse and recycle to work towards minimising our impact on the environment.
Each Monte & Lou piece comes in its own reusable zip-lock travel pack, instead of a single use plastic bag. Use it as a wet-pack for transporting your swimwear from the pool or beach, within your suitcase allowing you to enjoy a swim right up until your last day on holiday, keeping your mobile sand-free, or as a clear carry-all for in-flight essentials in your hand luggage.
All our online orders are shipped to you in BetterPackagingCo. comPOST packs made from 100% biodegradable and home-compostable materials, designed for minimal impact. These bags are made from a natural cornstarch meaning they break down quickly and can be placed in your compost bin. So once you’ve received your package, just put the bag in with your food scraps and garden waste, and before you know it, worms will be eating it for breakfast.
Better for the environment, better for our oceans, a better tomorrow.
At Monte & Lou, we are well known for our bespoke textile designs. Each unique design is created in-house to embody our brand ethos which is synonymous with sophisticated femininity.
Our 35 years in swimwear design and construction allows us to design and develop unique textural fabrications exclusively for Monte & Lou in partnership with our Spanish Knitting Mill.
Our luxurious exclusive printed and plain fabrics are lightweight and engineered to provide a garment that not only feels beautiful against your skin, but is also quick to dry, which means no more sitting in a damp swimsuit.
All our garments are fully lined in our smooth to touch nylon elastane which sculpts the body and feels like silk. The combination of the two fabrications, that are both lightweight and fast drying, along with a generous elastane content, gives each Monte & Lou swimsuit superior supportive qualities.