Our Story

StraitSwim is a swimwear line that aims to share Torres Strait Islander culture through print. Each of our designs tells a story, and invites you to go on a journey to the most Northern part of Australia. We draw inspiration from lived experiences and ties to traditional culture, while aspiring to connect people through nature.

Founder Alyssa Mills has been living and experiencing Torres Strait Islander culture for more than a decade through and with her husband, Patrick Mills. From her first ferry ride from Horn Island to Thursday Island, to learning traditional island dances and recipes, Alyssa has been inspired by this way of life. Although the scenery is beautiful, it’s the people who embody the warm and passionate Torres Strait Islander culture that make this place like no other. 
StraitSwim aims to share these good vibes and bring you along this journey with us.