The Beginning

Founded by way of California and Hawaii in 2015, three friends started Slowtide as a product of their lifestyle. After spending long days at the beach, they realized that there was no towel that was both exciting and fit their daily needs; so they set out to create one. Dario Phillips, Kyle Spencer, and Wylie Von Tempsky left their corporate jobs to build a new canvas for art in the form of a towel. Inspired by all bodies of water and a love of art, Slowtide is a collaboration of three friends who wanted to convey their lifestyle through unique products.

Why We Started

Slowtide created a new medium for art, catering to a love of the beach, nature, travel, and comfort. We took a category that was otherwise mundane and turned it into a work of art. Blending design and functionality, Slowtide collaborates with brands, artists, and photographers to bring beautiful, unique designs, all while maintaining premium, sustainable quality.

Elevating a daily essential into a functional piece of art.

Our Approach

We are incessantly inspired by our travels and the world around us. From surfing, to camping, to yoga, and more, we wanted to create a premium product that fit every activity and looked good doing it. Slowtide offers a new canvas to a plethora of artists & musicians including Takashi Murakami, Clark Little, Kevin Lyons, Grateful Dead, The Beatles and Pink Floyd. We strive to create high quality products that are universally useful.

Our Quality

Slowtide is committed to creating superlative products that are guaranteed to last. We have traveled around the world in search of the best factories, assuring they have fair working conditions and happy employees. Since our inception, we have become towel experts: We think of the things that no one else considers to provide the best product possible. From sustainable materials, to details like size, weight, weaving techniques, hanging loops, and reusable packaging, quite frankly, we’ve thought of it all. We obsess over the little details so you have a product you will truly fall in love with.


Slowtide is dedicated to leaving a positive impression. Every garment we make impacts our environment, and we take responsibility for doing everything we can to minimize, control, and reduce those impacts. All of our cotton is certifiably sourced through the Cotton LEADS program, assuring the material is responsibly produced. Additionally, all of our polyester products are made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste, primarily plastic bottles, transforming it into premium polyester fibers. We actively use clean factories and responsible materials for all of our products. Using sustainable products not only helps the planet, but it ensures your product will last as well.

Giving Back

Slowtide understands the importance of working together to create a better world. We believe that it is our responsibility to give back wherever we can. That is why we seek organizations that share our values and support them through our initiatives. Slowtide is determined to facilitate change through community outreach, education, and donation.

The Organizations We Support

For All Bodies Of Water.