Our Story

Gali Swimwear fuses Australia's First Nations culture with sustainable mens swimwear. We collaborate with artists and communities to create premium swimwear that is designed to be celebrated around the world.

Ariel view over Bondi Beach as the sunrises. Image by Daniel Jacobs.

Founded on Gadigal & Bidjigal Land

100% Aboriginal Owned

Gali Swimwear was founded on Bondi Beach by David Leslie - a proud Kamilaroi man and volunteer surf lifesaver. In Kamilaroi language, Gali means Water. Gali Swimwear is David's way to connect his love for the water with his culture.

Rikki Mason wears Aboriginal designed purple speedos by Gali Swimwear created by Jasmine Miikika Craciun.

Our Vision

Starting Conversations

Our vision is to live in a world that understands, supports and celebrates the rich and diverse cultures of Australia's First Nations people. We aim to create men's swimwear that starts conversations, unites and connects people, and is a catalyst for change.

What We Stand For

  • Culture

    We collaborate with First Nation artists and communities. We share their stories respectfully, so that everyone can understand, support and celebrate Australia's First Nations culture. We are proud that they entrust us with their stories & culture.

  • Community

    We are ethical and give back to First Nation communities. We pay royalties to artists for every product made. We donate $1 to community-led projects for every product sold. We collaborate with First Nations creatives.

  • Country

    We ensure our products are made from premium recycled materials. We use compostable packaging is plastic free and sustainable. We choose to work with partners and suppliers that care for Country.