LAPA SIDE – A SOUTH AFRICAN LIFESTYLE BRAND.

EST. 2017

Growing up on the coast of South Africa, the concept and idea behind the brand stems from our love for the ocean and years spent in local lifestyle production. You need to love what you do, have a passion and understanding of it and draw inspiration from the beauty around you. It’s important to produce quality garments and find what makes customers wanting more.

Live the African dream. 

THE CREW

DEBBIE PATTERSON
LAPA SIDE FOUNDER

FOUNDER & PRODUCTION GURU – Debbie Patterson

Location: Cape Town

A Bit About Debbie:

I love the ocean, the boogie, local production and living life to its absolute fullest.  

South African fashion, surf and lifestyle brands produce some of the most amazing threads in the market today. So let’s support local brands & keep this amazing country of our alive with possibility. 

CO-FOUNDER & ADMIN FUNDIE – Pamela Bowren

Location: Cape Town

A Bit About Pam:

You can find me in the ocean, outdoors or spending time with friends, family and loved ones.

Driven by passion, commitment and determination and sometimes madness, i.e. being the only female rider to tackle Tand!

Support local brands and support those who support you. 

PAMELA BOWREN
LAPA SIDE CO-FOUNDER

LAUREN BENTLEY
SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA – Lauren Bentley

Location: Spending the year traveling around South Africa, giving, learning, and loving along the way.

A Bit About Lauren:

I’m a sucker for nature and all that comes with it, and have a deep passion for conscious consumerism. I am a firm believer that sunsets are worth planning around, and if treated well, the earth will repay us in wonderful ways.

Above all, I believe in finding magic in everyday life, and surrounding yourself with people and places that feed your soul!

DESIGNER – Grant Buttigieg

Location: Durban – The 031.

A Bit About Grant:

I’m a complete lover of the outdoors, from deep blue seas to craggy mountain tops. I love to push the boundaries, big waves and long treks.

I have a passion for cool fashion, drawing and designing original awesome gear for amazing Saffa lifestyle brands.

Shop local, it’s lekker.

GRANT BUTTIGIEG
DESIGNER

SARI THOMPSON
PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER – Sari Thompson

Location: Cape Town

A Bit About Sari:

I am super passionate about living an active, sustainable and fulfilling life. 

I am a photographer who loves being in nature, I enjoy Irish dancing and great snacks. This gets even better when shared with a community and like-minded peeps.

South Africa is so diverse, colourful and just epic in so many ways and my heart is happy when my talents help reinforce its beauty and support local brands!