Gold Coast swimwear designer Jasmin Young has been named the 2019 Gold Coast Business Women of the Year. The 24-year old self-taught designer and businesswoman took out the major award at the 2019 Annual Gold Coast Girls in Business Gala Awards Night.

Young’s business Summer Addiction Swimwear is taking over summers worldwide by encouraging and promoting a happy, healthy and positive body image throughout her brand. Each piece is designed to accentuate female curves and compliment a range of body shapes. “I am honestly still shocked to have won this prestigious award,” Young said. “The room on Friday night was filled with so many incredible, inspiring women who were all deserving of recognition. It was a fantastic event and a great opportunity to support everyone’s business achievements and success. When women support women, amazing things happen and the awards night was a true testament of that.”

In 2018, Summer Addiction began a new initiative to further support and promote positive body image. As part of their new campaign, she began a new initiative to further support and promote positive body image by pledging to donate $1 from every bikini sale to The Butterfly Foundation, with the aim to help the Foundation with their prevention and early intervention strategies of negative body image and eating disorders. “In a world where social media and photoshop is king, we want women to know that we are all ‘bikini body ready’ regardless of our size, shape, nationality or age,” said Young. “At Summer Addiction we celebrate inclusivity. We want women across the globe to feel beautiful, empowered and confident while wearing our swimwear.”

Since it established in 2016, Summer Addiction has continued to grow and adapt in the marketplace. By fusing high-end European chic with a Brazilian twist, Summer Addiction has distinguished itself firmly in the marketplace. “Our strong vision for colour, quality and style sets us apart. We’ve taken risks to design products and incorporate colours that are unique, timeless and distinctive in the marketplace.”

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