CONCEPT BORN ON SUNNY COAST
The passionate and forward-thinking founder of UNE PIECE Carly Brown grew up on the Sunshine Coast. She went on to have an incredibly successful career working in senior marketing roles for companies such as Revlon, Coca-cola and Uber. After returning home from many years living abroad, Brown was in search of a brand she could make distinctly her own and with a broad skill-set backed by extensive industry experience, she was destined for success. Now she runs the business alongside her husband Dan and the two spend their time commuting between Brisbane and the Coast. Things seem to be looking up for the couple, who have just secured a new partnership with the retail giant David Jones that will stock the UNE PIECE collection across the country (including the Sunshine Coast once the Sunshine Plaza development is completed in Maroochydore). Here’s what Brown had to say about the release of the Summer 19 campaign.
Why did you choose Bree as the face of UNE PIECE for the summer 19 collection?
When it comes to women who wholly embody the UNE PIECE brand, Bree is a natural fit. She’s incredibly confident, empowered, beautiful – inside and out – and believes in living a fulfilled and active life. I admire how Bree’s using her international success to be a driving force for body positivity – among Australian women but also in the fashion industry. We’re so thrilled to have her as the face of our Summer 19 campaign.
What inspired you to start a sun-safe focused swimwear brand?
I saw an opportunity to create something that was both beautiful and fashionable, while being high quality and capable of blocking the sun’s harmful UV rays. I grew up on the Sunshine Coast with a surfer dad and a sun-conscious mother, so I guess the inspiration was probably forming from a really young age. The Original Sexie Rashie has 28 pieces in its composition – most rash vests on the market have only six pieces. Our products are ultra-high chlorine and pilling-resistant, and are crafted with the highest-quality UPF50+ Italian fabrics to block 98 per cent of UV rays. The fabric is also eco-friendly: comprising regenerated nylon derived from recycled materials.