First and foremost, Robert Slivchak is a full-time Artist. He is also an artist that wants to make his work more accessible to more people.
Robert feels as though he has accomplished that by producing beautiful combination of all things that inspire him, in the form of one-of-a-kind pieces of fine art, mixed with ingenuity and the engineering of well crafted fabrics. With full creative control of the design he has created a line of men’s swim shorts that not only look incredible, they are of impeccable quality with a functional design that will suit a broad range of activities.
Like a piece of fine art, Robert wanted to create a line of men’s clothing that is gallery worthy yet accessible to the world. These wearable works of art are meant to be a part of your life’s adventure.
All of the designs we use are ours and will always be created by Robert Slivchak. After the completion of one of his works of art he take a high resolution photograph of the piece. He then use this image and manipulate it so it is suitable for my line of men’s swimwear, and in due time, other apparel for both men and woman.
We’re a new company and constantly looking for ways to improve to help us grow. We’re also always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Currently, we’re sourcing biodegradable/compostable, mailer-bags and shipping materials. If you are a vendor of either of these product, or know of one that is, we would love to hear from you.
Early in his artist career, Robert made the decision to stop producing artwork that produces waste. Whether it’s discarded latex paint, furniture, plastic or wood pallets, he started looking at waste as a resource and producing his works with zero additional waste. He didn’t want to be a part of the problem. All of his paint, whenever possible, is reclaimed or provided by a professional paint recycler. His frames and stretcher bars are handmade from pallet wood, or other post consumer wood products that would otherwise be destined for a landfill.
We need to be better. The health of our environment depends on it. We need to ensure that we preserve our planet for future generations. Enough talk, we need to act now. My hope if that my artwork will be viewed as a subtle reminder that we all need to be environmentally responsible.
To Get to Know Our Brand, Get to Know Robert Slivchak and How It All Started
People have asked me “Why swim shorts?”. Well, that’s great question that will require me to tell you about my life, growing up in thunder Bay Ontario. At an early age, my parents enrolled my sister and I into swimming lessons. At the age of eight these lessons turned into me joining the swim team, the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts. As I type this I start to well up a little. It’s a mix of a lot of fond memories of the friends I met, the incredible coaches I had, my parents and their unconditional support and the heartbreak of when I stopped swimming at the competitive level when I was in high school. High school was the cross roads. It’s either a social life with your peers at school, or your commitment to your sport. You may be someone that can relate to this or have a child that is approaching this point in their lives. It’s hard for me to say I don’t regret quitting, because a part of me hurts every four years when I watch the Olympics, however I wouldn’t trade the experiences that were afforded to me when I did. Swimming is an incredible way to learn discipline, dedication and how to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Though I left the team, my love for being in the water will always be a part of me. I mentioned in a previous post that I almost felt embarrassed when a friend suggested that I design and put my artwork on swim shorts. Seems a little odd that, that would be my initial reaction, but it’s because given my past it makes so much sense for me to do it.
I care about my clients and I want to insure that they’re as happy as possible. If you have any questions, concerns or just want to chat, please contact me. I would love to hear from you.