Bridget Thorpe Founder Sol Vae Woman of the House Story

Our Story + Approach


Thoughtfully Curated

To us, thoughtful is knowing little things add up and become big things. We have a defined process to keep us accountable and ensure our hybrid bras feel good. Here are a few things we're proud of so far...

Trusted Hybrid Bra Design Sol Vae

Our machine-washable silhouettes are designed in Hawaii from athletic experiences. Our lead pattern-maker has collaborated with Coach, Lululemon, Adidas and more for trusted results.

carbon neutral

We are carbon neutral for 2021 and goal-oriented. We actively measure our impact, seek reduction, and currently invest in third-party verified carbon offset projects.

USA Manufacturing Sol Vae Hybrid Bras

Our styles are proudly manufactured and developed in Maryland, USA. The factory was established in 1976, pays fair wages, and operates with good people.

Regenerative Italian Material Icon

We utilize ECONYL® fiber, made in Italy and regenerated from fishing nets and other discarded materials. It's infinitely recyclable, OEKO-TEX certified, and has 90% less impact.

Sol Vae Woman Owned Icon

SOL VAE is woman-owned and passionate about collaborating with female businesses. 44% of our supply chain is currently woman-owned, and 22% of the total is owned by diverse women.

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We never edit or Photoshop a human body. Our products and communications intend to be authentic, meaningful, and rooted in credible resources.


Core Styles, Core Values

SOL VAE exists because we believe your dollar creates powerful change. Our 3 core principles keep us grounded in our mission to thoughtfully support action. We also have a great story about the pictured surfboard—it captures the feel of our culture well.

Sol Vae Surfboard Story from Australia Surfing
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