Part cape, part hoodie, part towel – MochO (my original Cho) is a poncho like no other. Inspired by the ocean and designed by lovers of it, this summer must-have will take you from swim to sand and beyond.

Conceived over a post-surf coffee by two busy women tired of changing in car parks and carrying around cumbersome towels and accessories, the MochO was created to bring practicality and luxury to the beach experience.

“We love the rituals of surfing… scanning the waves, applying sunscreen, waxing the board, the après aqua coffee, and we wanted MochO to be part of that,” says co-founder Emma Saddington.

“But we wanted to create something not just for surfers, but for all water lovers – a garment that would free up your hands, just as the ocean can free your mind.”

“As women, we think a lot about what we wear and know what makes us feel beautiful,” adds co-founder Abigail Sheridan.

“The MochO provides an‘Après Aqua’ option that has been missing. It celebrates the laidback beach lifestyle we love while still looking gorgeous and distinctly feminine.”

Proudly designed and made in Australia from the softest Portuguese velour terry towelling, each cape in the brand’s launch collection, Pacific Soul, features a generous hood for sun and wind protection, two concealed pockets with a sweet pop of colour and versatile press studs down the sides, which can be left open for a relaxed feel or closed to create a wearable change room.

Launching MochO has been a three-year labour of love for its founders – both busy professionals and mothers – and their start-up story is an inspirational one.

Priced at $220, the MochO is available in a range of sizes and lengths and four ocean-inspired colour ways. To see the Mocho collection and kickstart your summer in style, visit www.mocho.com.au

Source: Mocho