Our story

It all started with a collaboration. 
We started 5B right after our graduation from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Having different backgrounds in Textile & Fashion Design, we decided to create prints and then make them into swimwear during our senior year. This started our love for designing together. Since then, our brand has grown with us. 
5B is a handmade swimwear and activewear based in New York City. The process from beginning to end - concept, development and production of our pieces are all done by us. Taking inspiration from our travels, environment and our babes we aim to create pieces for comfort and confidence.
Follow a long our design process & journey.
Thank you for being here.
Lauryn + Ashley
Founders of 5B