Our story

My name is Vanessa, I am 40, a mom of 2, and have been living in the US with my family for the past 6 years. I am very active, love traveling, and meet new people/cultures.
With the pandemic and all the craziness that came with it, I decided to start something new. Something that would keep my mind at ease and connect me with other women. That is how "Vanessa SoCal" was born.
Vanessa SoCal was recently rebranded to ESSA, and ESSA is my youngest child and a combination of things I am truly passionate about: high-tech, soft, breathable, colorful, and perfectly finished active, athleisure and swimwear. Bonus points: everything was thoughtfully sourced and made with love in my home country, Brazil.

Think of me as your local eye for athleisure and swimwear. I believe in buying fewer items that are stylish, comfortable, and durable. After all, the environmental impact of our clothing choices extends far beyond our closets, and what we wear tells a lot about ourselves.

I am committed to selling products aligned with my values, and I hope you like the items as much as I do!

A special thanks to my family & friends (you know who you are) who always believed, encouraged, and supported me from the beginning!

With love,