First up let me say: welcome to Alexandria Main resort wear! This is an auspicious blog since it’s the first one I’m writing, but since Alexandria Main is about you, not about me, I’ll keep the formalities to a bare minimum.
Dare to Dream are the words that sit on my desk. The idea of starting a business sourcing ethical items in Cambodia first came to me when I was sitting on a deserted beach on Lizard Island in the Coral Sea. It was a picture perfect fantasy island setting. White powder sand. Glowing sunshine. Clear blue water. A lone turtle was swimming past in the ocean right in front of me. And there wasn't another soul for miles. I'd been to Cambodia a few years before and it captured my heart. I don't know if it's the craziness of the traffic or the smell of the heat or the ghosts of a terrible past, but Cambodia is not the sort of place you can just idly drift through. It grabs you by the scruff of your soul and yells at you 'This is life. Wake up and Live It!' And then if you're lucky, instead of being stuffed in a dark corner with the half empty bottle of insect spray, that desire to create a passionate and exciting life stays with you when you get back to wherever you came from.
And so on that beach many years ago, I decided to make beach robes that wrap around you and float while you walk. Beach pouches that hold everything you need to spend your day under a palm tree. Soft cotton sarongs to knot over a swimsuit. Fabrics from incredible India where memories of the smell of jasmine and flashes of pink never leave you. Everything made in ethical studios in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap where French colonial style sits alongside rows of candy coloured shiny scooters.
Here is the result of my daring to have a dream on an empty beach in the middle of the ocean. I hope you enjoy it too.