Hi! My name is Britta Wilson and I am the designer of BrittaWear.
I grew up on the beach in the north county coastal area of San Diego between Del Mar and Leucadia. It was there that I developed my love and passion for animals, the ocean, and everything outdoors. After graduating from high school, I left San Diego for the “big city” of Hollywood to pursue a modeling career. During that time, I worked for nearly every swimwear company and my job would take me to exotic locations, one being Japan, where I discovered and fell in love with the Japanese summer yukata. It was my dream at that time to share this unique comfortable and fashionable robe with women in the West.
After my modeling career, I turned my focus to another dream, helping animals. While working in the animal field as an educator guide at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, now known as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and has an animal trainer at the San Diego Zoo, I learned a lot about the threats to our planet due to habitat loss, deforestation, clear cutting, pesticides and chemicals. In 2005, while I was an animal trainer at the San Diego Zoo, I launched my robe collection called BrittaWear. I decided to combine my newly acquired knowledge with my dream of bringing the Japanese summer yukata to women in the West but with a modern-day twist, using organic cotton, which is grown without chemicals and pesticides and has many benefits over traditional cotton. I searched worldwide for the finest fabrics with the softest hand and combined these fabrics with timeless, classic designs. BrittaWear was sold in spas (including Oprah Winfrey’s employee spa in Chicago), boutiques and casinos around the United States and abroad and was featured in 944 magazine, Curve magazine, Ranch and Coast magazine, Surface Design Journal and the Green Gift Guide of Treehugger.com.
In 2012 I made the difficult decision to put BrittaWear on the “back burner” so to speak, due to a life changing personal set back, and although this decision was difficult for me at the time, I knew in my heart it would not be the end of BrittaWear. Over the years, many of my former customers have contacted me wanting to purchase another robe and have expressed how much they love their robe. Some customers have purchased multiple robes. Reading their messages has always warmed my heart and solidified my desire to return to what I love… creating beautiful, unique, ecofriendly robes that are cherished for years to come. But it was not until the pandemic of 2020 and after much soul searching, as many people had during the pandemic, that I felt it was time for me to resurrect BrittaWear.
In fall of 2021 after nearly ten years, I returned to my dream and resurrected BrittaWear! Staying true to what was important to me when I first launched BrittaWear, respecting our environment, people and animals; using certified organic cotton in my designs; having my robes sewn in the USA, and donating a portion of my proceeds to nonprofit organizations which support a clean, natural environment and the compassionate treatment of animals, I am now selling my robes again!
In closing, I hope your BrittaWear robe is cherished for years to come. Please drop me a line and let me know how you love your robe.
Sincerely and gratefully,