Taika Shorties

Taika Shorties


These shorts are designed for added coverage for any water activities. They have a drawstring on waist making sure they stay on when needed while still staying cute and showing a little bit of cheek. The fabric used in these surf shorties is RPET, a fabric regenerated from recycled plastic bottles. Combine these shorts with our matching cropped rashie in the same print or any of our bikini tops. These shorts can be worn either with bikini bottoms under or without.

  • Material 78% recycled polyamide (RPET), 22% elastane
  • Cheeky short cut
  • Adjustable drawstring on the waist
  • SPF 50+ to protect you from the sun
  • Size S in the photos
  • Ethically handmade in Guangzhou – read more here!

You can find our detailed size charts here.


Love the look of these sustainable surf shorties? We’ve gathered some more useful information below:


We know that swimwear sizing can be tricky! If you need any help, do not hesitate to get in contact.

A lot of sizing is up to individual preference: you can think of whether you like your swimwear to be tight-fitting, which we recommend for water sports, or a bit on the looser side, which on the other hand is perfect for tanning and relaxing. If you prefer a snug fit, shop your usual size – if you prefer a more loose-fitting size or a bit more coverage, choose a size up. If you are in between sizes, you could probably wear both – the smaller one will be snug and the larger one more loose-fitting.

Please also note that swimwear will also always feel snug when worn dry and for the first time. The fabric will always get a tad softer after being worn a couple of times.

Quick sizing guide:

XS: EU 34 / AU 6 / US 2
S: EU 36 / AU 8 / US 4
M: EU 38 / AU 10 / US 6
L: EU 40 / AU 12 / US 8
XL: EU 42 / AU 14 / US 10

You can find our detailed size charts here.


The fabric used in our this item is RPET, a durable regenerated fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. After recycling, the bottles are cleaned and the labels and caps removed. After this, they are shredded into flakes and turned into PET chips that can be used to make for example clothing, new water bottles or other items that utilise RPET – in our case, these sustainable surf shorties! Here’s a great article about the use of RPET in clothing.


  • Do not machine wash, tumble dry or iron.
  • Do not hang your swimwear to dry from the straps to avoid stretching.
  • Dry in shade to avoid fading.
  • Rinse with fresh water after every use.
  • Avoid contact with suncream and tanning oils.

You can find our product care guide here.


We absolutely love every single one of the items we have created and we hope you feel the same! If for any reason you don’t, don’t worry! We have a full 14-day exchange and return policy counted from the day you receive your order. You can return your entire order or any part of it for a full refund, shipping cost excluded. We also offer exchanges for incorrect sizes or for any other reason. Please refer to our Returns & Exchanges page to start your return.

If you have any questions about this product, please do not hesitate to get in contact – you can reach us by emailing info@liljathelabel.com. x