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The distinctive two-in-one swimsuits are sustainably designed by Puerto Rican designer Mariana Vidal Goss (Vi-Go). She studied Marketing at USC and Fashion Design at Centro Moda in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Mariana first established the brand back in 2012 when she started making one of a kind and limited pieces from her little studio in her parent's house. Her journey into swimwear began in 2015, in need of a budget friendly swimsuit for an upcoming trip, she decided to make one for herself. While shopping for fabric, she couldn’t make up her mind over which print to choose from so she made herself a reversible bikini. Little did she know that it was the beginning of a new chapter in her career as a designer. The one of a kind and versatile style quickly caught the eye of friends and acquaintances, and upon request Mariana began crafting custom order swimsuits. As the demand continued to grow and the brand gained popularity in Puerto Rico and Miami, Mariana realized that she had found her niche and passion, and officially launched Vigo Swim in 2016.  

After nearly 3 years living and growing the brand in Miami, in the need for a change and to disconnect from the city life, she moved to Costa Rica in 2017 to focus in developing and growing the brand in a sustainable way. As sales kept growing and orders began to build up, she managed to grow her team and add two seamstresses that focused in cutting and sewing the reversible bikinis that everyone was so eager to have. This was all very exciting for Mariana, but the logistics for sourcing her recycled fabrics and shipping the swimsuits outside the country simply made for the obvious decision to move back to Puerto Rico in 2018. 

It took a little while for her to settle in and start again, but somehow she always finds a trail to blaze. In 2020, during the start of the pandemic that startled everyone around the world, she started to make fabric masks from remnants that she had kept throughout the years.  Although in the very beginning they were made because of a real necessity, they shortly set off to be a fashionable statement that were reversible, reusable, washable and adjustable for everyday use.  After long hours and sleepless nights cutting and sewing bikinis and fabric masks,  Mariana found the opportunity to open her first store front in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. This was a dream come true for her, but sadly it didn't last long because of poor management of the building. 

They say everything happens for a reason, and she believes it.  Mariana was desperately looking for a local sublimation company since the one she used was in Miami.  After a few trials and no luck, in 2021 she decides to team up with another fellow entrepreneur and designer, and together build Moda Factory, a sublimation company based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Since then she has been working into developing her new company by offering sublimation services for different stores and designers while also designing and creating for Vigo. She now has a new studio shop at Calle Loíza, where she plans to dedicate more time into growing the brand.