Welcome to the world of ABYSSE. A wetsuit/swim line created by mother and daughter Hanalei and Raphaele Reponty. One of those not so unfamiliar stories where a need could not be met and so it was created. So amongst the mass industry of surfwear something special was born and in 2014 ABYSSE was launched.
Listening to them both you would swear they only did it so they could have an excuse to skype all the time. Yet Hanalei's strong sense of style and a degree in commerce with Raphs entrepreneurial smarts (the owner of hair salon Franck Provost) tells otherwise.
Raphaele describes their working relationship the only way a mother can.
"I love seeing her becoming a strong & beautiful woman. I love seeing her sharing our values in regards to respecting the environment and building a business with ethics . I love seeing her at the front and me just covering her back"
Personally I LOVE this.