Living in Hawaii, everyone has at least one (or ten, but who’s counting) swimsuit(s) in their closet, but not everyone knows where their suit comes from or, better yet, where the materials that made the suit comes from. Kelley Chapman and Anna Lieding, co-owners of Manakai Swimwear, lead a high fashion, low impact, women-empowered ocean conservation movement by creating beautiful swimsuits made of recycled fabric. But it doesn’t stop there. Not only do they make swimsuits made from 100% regenerated nylon fiber from fishnets lost at sea and other nylon waste collected from factories; Manakai Swimwear sources this recycled fabric from a company who utilizes environmentally certified and accredited technology to manufacture the fabric. Kelley and Anna have a high focus on ocean conservation and they help as much as they can when it comes to saving our oceans.
Kelley and Anna want to empower women and to help women embrace who they are while reducing their footprint on Earth. By ethically sourcing their fabric, they are reducing crude oil extraction, distribution, and consumption while recovering Nylon 6 waste from across the globe. Manakai Swimwear sells sustainable swimsuits and accessories.
If you live on the island of Maui, make sure to catch their Grand Opening at the address above on July 4, 2018.