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How This Sister and Brother Co-Founded a $45.1 Million Revenue-Generating Sustainable Business

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Venus and Serena Williams, and even Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have proven that great ventures can emerge from sibling relationships. Unlike the business relationships between parents and children, sibling ventures are much more likely to be a partnership among equals.

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Fair Harbor to Expand Into Womenswear, Launching First Commercial

air Harbor is taking a major step toward its goal of becoming a lifestyle brand for the entire family. On April 18, the men’s sustainable swimwear brand will introduce its first women’s collection. The launch collection will encompass 25 pieces in six styles: the Atlantique 2.75-inch inseam short; the Corliss 4.5-inch inseam short; the ...

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Durand Guion to Exit Macy’s, Join Fair Harbor

The pandemic has caused scores of people to reexamine their lives and careers, and long-tenured Macy’s executive Durand Guion is one of them. So after more than 30 years at Macy’s, the vice president of the store’s fashion office will exit his position Friday, WWD has learned. On May 16, he will join Fair Harbor, a growing sustainable sw ...

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The 25 Best Swim Trunks for Any and All Aquatic Adventures

3/8/22

Most lined swim trunks feature a mesh brief on the inside. Not so with Fair Harbor's Anchor trunks, which have a snug interior short made from soft CoolMax fabric. Hey, it's a preference thing. And that's not all these trunks have to offer. The shell is made from 88 percent recycled polyester that comes from reclaimed plastic bottles (the rest of the fabric is spandex for supreme stretchiness). All that, plus an oversized diamond pattern at the side. Nice.

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The 30 Best Men's Bathing Suits to Wear to the Beach and Beyond

5/13/22

Can you believe these swim shorts are made from a fabric that’s 88% recycled plastic bottles? These eco-friendly trunks also feature four-way stretch and quick-dry capabilities. Oh, and if odor is your issue, this swimsuit has you covered there, too.

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A brother-sister duo tackle plastic pollution

4/18/2022

Meet the brother-sister duo whose happy summers growing up on the beaches of Fire Island, New York, helped spark a successful business tackling plastic pollution in the ocean.

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The ultimate spring break packing list for your 2022 vacation

3/21/22

More than 13,000 Fair Harbor reviewers agree that this Anchor Trunk is worth obsessing over. What makes this bathing suit different from the thousands of other options on the market? Well, for one, the brand has done away with the chafe-inducing liner of yore, replacing it with a stretchy, supportive,

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The 22 Best Men’s Swim Trunks to Wear in 2022

3/26/22

When the warmer weather arrives, and it’s finally time to take out our summer clothes, you need to grab the best bathing suits for men from the bottom of your underwear drawer and let those legs breathe again.

If you reach for your most recent pair of the best men’s swim trunks, only to find they no longer fit, are completely trashed, or you suddenly despise the way they look, it’s time for new men’s swimwear. Luckily, you don’t need to worry. We’ve researched and compiled a list of the best bathing suits from our favorite brands.

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The Best 2022 Father's Day Gifts For Every Dad

2022

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and it’s time to pick out something special for your dad, uncle, grandpa, or brother who’s celebrating his first as a parent, Dads do so much day in and day out, and Father’s Day is an opportunity to express your love by giving him a gift he can use all year round. We know every dad is unique, so we’ve curated a list of 2022 Father’s Day Gifts with something for every type of dad. Now, all that’s left for you to do is sign the card.

Read our guide and get the dads in your life a truly spectacular gift. Whether you’re looking for a

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Why the C-suite Embraces Empathy as a Key Leadership Approach

2022

At apparel company Fair Harbor, practicing empathy has been built into the brand since day one. When asked about the benefits of it, cofounders Caroline and Jake Danehy said it is central to the firm’s success along with creating a “family-style culture.”

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The Lead’s power list of high-growth D2C brands that are reinventing & redefining the future of fashion, retail, & consumer.

2021

Ultra-comfortable beachwear made from recycled plastic bottles, so you can enjoy the places you love while protecting them too.

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In its 35th year, EY honors unstoppable entrepreneurial creators and disrupters in the New York Region.

8/4/2021

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® New York  Award. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The New York program celebrates entrepreneurs from New York and Connecticut. This group of audacious entrepreneurial leaders was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award

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Introducing the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

2021

No. 26 on the list:

Fair Harbor transforms upcycled plastic bottles into timeless, ultra-soft apparel.

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FAIR HARBOR RELEASES SPECIAL CAPSULE WITH MACY’S VP DURAND GUION

6/16/2021

“Legacy is important to me so I have been committed to younger people in the industry, which is how I met Caroline, and over the years, I have encouraged them to push the boundaries for their own branding and guidelines, of where they can take the Fair Harbor customer,” said Guion.

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How These Siblings Sold $18 Million Of Bathing Suits Made From Recycled Water Bottles During Covid-19

6/08/2021

“We were really frustrated by plastic bottles and everything going on in the environment—that’s the backbone of our business,” says Fair Harbor cofounder and CEO Jake Danehy, 27, who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list alongside his 24-year-old cofounder and CCO sister in 2020. “But that’s not really what sells our products; we make a superior product people want to wear, that’s what sells.”

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Durand Guion Gets First Fashion Collection With Fair Harbor

6/07/2021

"It was close to a decade ago that Ken Giddon, president of Rothmans men’s store, introduced Durand Guion, group vice president of Macy’s fashion office, to Caroline Danehy, a self-professed lover of fashion and a high school classmate of Giddon’s son. Guion graciously asked her to lunch and when they finally had the chance to chat..."

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STAR SIGHTINGS: SPRING 2021

6/01/2021

"Vance Joy is teaming up with Fair Harbor for a meaningful new boardshort with the eye-catching prints and proceeds going to SEETurtles for the turtle shorts and Wildlife Victoria for the Koala Shorts."

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FAIR HARBOR COOKS UP COLLABORATION WITH BARTACO

5/03/2021

“Fair Harbor was inspired by our childhood summers spent on the beach, swimming all day and chowing down on local tacos from the fish stand at night,” said Jake and Caroline Danehy, co-founders and owners of Fair Harbor.

“That’s why our collaboration with BarTaco has been a natural fit from the start. Both our brands evolved from a love of the ocean and an appreciation for what makes the coastal lifestyle so great.”

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Fair Harbor Anchor Short

4/22/20

Are swim trunks good for the earth? Not usually, but these are. Made from a blend of recycled ocean plastic and spandex, each pair of these comfy, stretchy shorts reuses the equivalent of 12 plastic bottles. A DWR fabric treatment helps them dry quickly, and they come with a built-in liner and three pockets for maximum versatility in and out of the water.

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Good Company: Fair Harbor Aims to Protect the World’s Oceans by Making Swimsuits Out of Plastic Bottles

4/13/20

The company had humble beginnings. Caroline, 22, says they “bootstrapped” Fair Harbor after its initial debut, going out to small beach towns, not unlike the company’s namesake, “to sell to anyone who would listen to our story. We’ve developed a real community while building it,” she says of the company.

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Mens Activewear Moves Forward By Leaps And Bounds In 2022

11/19/21
Fair Harbor’s The One Pant is the perfect option for those who value quality materials, effortless comfort, and protecting the environment. The One Pant is made from 20 plastic bottles but, don't be fooled, these pants are ultra-soft and feature durable water repellent. You can also opt-in for ultimate comfort with the Optional Ultra Soft Moisture Wicking Boxer Brief Liner!

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How Fair Harbor, one of fashion's fastest-growing sustainable brands, hit record sales during the pandemic

11/7/20
Sales figures in the months following the pandemic up through June, reviewed by Business Insider, were up 1,200% year-over-year, and their overall rate of near-1,000% year-over-year growth has remained steady. Jake said "It's been an incredibly exciting journey, we've had to keep our heads down, stay creative and stay incredibly nimble and agile," he continued.

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In Menswear, There Is A Visible Step Forward

11/2/20
The Fair Harbor Henley is essential F/W purchase because not only is it the world's softest and most sustainable Henley but its custom fabric is made of recycled plastic bottles, tree bark and spandex, comes in four colors and has UPF 50 sun protection built in. The Harbor Henley allows customers the opportunity to enjoy the places they love in comfort and style, while protecting the places they love for future generations

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Short Takes: What’s Happening With Take-Back Programs?

10/14/20
“In an effort to bring our entire process full circle, we started Round Trip to give outdated, old swimwear a second life. To date, we have received and recycled hundreds of swimsuits,” said Caroline Danhey, cofounder of Fair Harbor

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Best Beach Essentials for Your Ultimate Day in the Sun

6/6/20

Fair Harbor is making some of the most eco-friendly, comfortable, and cool trunks of the moment. This swimsuit made with recycled polyester—which keeps 12 bottles out of landfills per pair—makes for feel-good beach attire catching some waves. The four-way stretch fabric with water-repellent coating allows for optimum flexibility and comfort for all beach activities.

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Business Insider

6/8/20

A millennial and his Gen Z sister used a $20,000 grant to launch a line of swimsuits made from recycled plastic bottles, and it marks the next generation of sustainable fashion. "We've recycled over [2.5 million] plastic bottles, and next year, we'll do over [3 million]," Caroline told Business Insider, noting that they receive the plastic bottles from recyclable facilities around the world.

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Sustainable fashion brands to support on World Environment Day

6/5/20

Specializing in men’s swimwear, Fair Harbor is transforming the industry one pair of swim trunks at a time. Each pair is made from 12 plastic bottles, and has an innovative boxer brief liner that not only does good, but feels good too.

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Fair Harbor Transforms upcycled plastic bottles into timeless, ultra-soft apparel.

Introducing the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in AmericaBusiness is booming in the U.S. Find out where in Inc.'s annual ranking by revenue, industry, state or metro area.

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Fair Harbor clothing turns plastic bottles into swimwear

12/20/19

A pair of siblings have "upcycled" more than 500,000 plastic bottles to create eco-friendly swimwear.

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Jake and Caroline Danehy: Approaching sustainability.

11/26/20

Jake and Caroline Danehy grew up near the beach in Fair Harbor. Now based in New York City, the siblings are co-founders and chief executives of a sustainable beachwear line named for the place where their love of the ocean and commitment to the environment began – a place they still get away to, every chance they get. 

“Sustainability is incredibly important in our lives... I wouldn’t buy the Polestar 2 just for the sustainability aspect, but because of the smooth ride and feeling when we’re in the car.” 

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Forbes 30 Under 30: Manufacturing and Industry

12/4/19

Siblings Jake and Caroline Danehy spent childhood summers on Fair Harbor, Fire Island, and started their company to reduce ocean plastic. Their process uses a technology to convert plastic bottles into recycled polyester that Jake learned as a student at Colgate University, and which is then turned into board shorts and swimwear.

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FAIR HARBOR COMPASS PANT

10/2/19

“Blending the durability of workwear with classic style, the Fair Harbor Compass Pant is crafted from a highly technical fabric that's super "green" to boot--mainly fashioned from recycled bottles, with cotton and some spandex. The four-way stretch material is also quick drying and water repellent and offered in a range of understated hues.”

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Meet The Swimwear Brand Saving The Ocean One Swimsuit At A Time

8/14/19

“What sets Danehy apart from other swimwear brands is his powerful interest in a sustainable humanistic approach. Danehy’s attention is in implementing assistive technology that has allowed for his Fair Harbor Swimwear brand to take advantage of sustainable applications by leveraging technology to mitigate the use of single-use plastics and transforming recycled plastic bottles into exceptional swimwear.”

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CAROLINE DANEHY CO-FOUNDED A SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR COMPANY WHILE IN COLLEGE

8/12/19

While a majority of her classmates fell under the trance of senioritis after the second day of senior year in high school classes, Caroline began her journey as an entrepreneur. With college around the corner, she had a number of decisions to make concerning her own future and the concurrently developing future of Fair Harbor.

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SWIMWEAR TAKES THE LEAD ON A MORE SUSTAINABLE FASHION WORLD

7/30/19

“There wasn’t a specific fashion house/designer/celebrity we thought about when first creating our designs. However, we did acknowledge the platform that these parties have in voicing their opinions on a matter they feel passionate about,” say the founders. “Our goal is to use our brand as a platform to promote the mitigation of single-use plastics.”

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In Fair Harbor’s Eco-Friendly the One Short, You’re Set to Catch Waves or Grab Drinks From Morning to Night

7/9/19

“I’ve been wearing these regularly since the sustainability-forward Fair Harbor sent me a pair to try out — and wore them for multiple days straight last weekend. They really do hit all the marks they’re designed to, constructed with 50% organic cotton, 10% spandex, and 40% coming from recycled plastic bottles.”

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