The intimate boutique within Cas Gasi has evolved organically, much like the rest of the hotel. Every single piece has been hand selected in accordance to Cas Gasi’s aesthetic and ethical ideals. Artisanal, hand crafted and local items take pride of place amongst the ever-changing stock of clothing, accessories, scented candles, jewellery and unique souvenirs to keep Ibiza close no mater where you go. Here is just a small selection of some of the beautiful bits and pieces that will be stocked in the hotel this summer.
Local designer Victoria Durrer Gasse creates clothing, jewellery and accessories with a heart. Designed here in Ibiza, she then travels around the world putting her creations into production in places such as Nepal, India and Bali, working with NGOs such as Key to Freedom, Rural Artisans and SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association). The results are returned to the island in the form of beautifully embroidered kaftans, hand-block printed dresses, elegantly embellished handbags and many more whimsical pieces.
Como un pez en el agua
This small fashion house headed by Raquel Pérez and Sandra Puig creates the most divine swimwear from natural fabrics. Production is based in Spain and each piece is hand cut meaning that no two are alike. The style is pin-up girl glam and once you’ve moved away from synthetic swimwear into silk or cotton, you’ll never go back.
There are many things the beaches of Ibiza and the beaches of Rio share. Beauty first and foremost, of course, followed closely by glamour but coming in at a tight third would be frescobol – the Brazilian game of beach tennis ubiquitous along the sands of Ibiza’s coast. This brand first started making hand-hewn frescobol racquets from pieces of driftwood and carpenters off cuts in 2009 and quickly moved into men’s fashion. Since then the name Frescobol Carioca is synonymous with chic beachwear and luxurious linen towels.
Ibiza By Porto
This homegrown footwear label has taken the traditional espadrille and turned it on its head. Bright, cool, bold colours and a super comfy cut makes these the perfect beach to bar shoe on the island… if not the world! Produced in Spain and named after all the best places in Ibiza, the Ibiza by Porto is the perfect way to keep the island close wherever you are.
Hierbas de Ibiza
Back in 1965 jewellers Antonio and Pele Torres created a perfume to go with their collections. From this first foray into perfumery, the Torres de Can Cascais family have established a collection of gorgeous products based on the herbs of Ibiza. These lovely, fresh fragrances mean you can, literally, wear Ibiza.
Campos de Ibiza
Another homegrown fragrance company with a romantic history. Campos de Ibiza produces a range of scents based on the flowers that grew in founder Camilla Stora’s garden. Headed up by her daughter Aurelia Kahn the brand has now become globally recognised.