In June 2019 we were thankful to be announced as winners of a Good Design Australia Award. The caliber of entrants was so incredibly high so we were truly thankful to have received such a prestigious accolade, only months after our launch.

Good Design Australia’s General Manager Rachel Wye delivered this wonderful news to us: 

CATEGORY: Product Design  Sport and Lifestyle
On behalf of Good Design Australia, I am delighted to inform you that your entry has been awarded as a Good Design Award Winner

Judges comments on Tribe Tropical’s swimwear:

The Good Design Awards Jury praised Tribe Tropical’s swimwear commenting: “The design goal of making sun-protection trendy and acceptable has been delivered in spades. Inspired by Australian resort destinations the range appeals to children and parents. The long-term positive impact on sun-safety awareness through a product such as this is evident and in an era where damage from harmful UV sunlight is steadily growing, this is a good design solution with mass market appeal. Well done. ”

We are very thankful to have been recognised in this way, it’s an honour and something we had never dreamed of!


Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. It is recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program.

An outline of the 2019 awards and some of the winners is available here:

A write-up about our win can be read in the Bundaberg Now publication here and the NewsMail here.

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