We’re celebrating International Women’s Day presenting our newest collaboration with female designer, Cynthia Rowley. 
Scroll through the collection below + read through our exclusive interview with Cynthia Rowley.
All images shot by our girl: Alana Spencer; IG: Coconutcomradery
Slowtide:  What in your life has made you/ inspired you to be the woman you are today?

Cynthia Rowley: I've survived and thrived in one of the toughest industries out there. I've survived and thrived through many personal highs and lows...Like they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. 
Every day I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do, laugh with my kids, and travel and surf as much as possible. 
Slowtide: As a designer how do you stay inspired, collection after collection?
Cynthia Rowley: We design every day and ship new things every week so we’re always coming up with new original ideas that are fun, pretty, colorful, and sporty.
 I love contemporary art, streetwear, and inventive ideas so all these things keep me on my toes every day.
Slowtide: What women in your life were an example to you & what parts of you reflect that person?
Cynthia Rowley: The kindness, humor, and creativity of my mom, the eccentricity of my grandmother and the daredevil sportsmanship of all of my friends. 

Slowtide: When did you decide you wanted to be a designer - what led you to that profession & passion?
Cynthia Rowley: I started sewing when I was 7 and always loved the creative process. I went to art school where I put all my efforts into making clothes. I’ve never had a real job (other than a bartender). 
The industry changes every day and I think we, as a team, work really well to predict what’s next. I'm always excited about taking a risk and doing something new.

Slowtide: What’s the inspiration or story behind the Slowtide x Cynthia Rowley print on the towels?
Cynthia Rowley: Sunset/sunrise is classic CR. It has inspired wetsuits, pretty dresses, and ski wear!
Thanks for reading along ~ Shop the collection here.
March 07, 2022