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    "Ethical + Eco Swimwear" ~Lovelyxtwo

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    "Hawaii-based Manakai makes its sexy, clean-lined swimsuits out of a 100% regenerated nylon called ECONYL, saving energy, water, and oil consumption and giving new life to old nylon." ~Lovely x Two...

    Featured in: Passion Reporter "Manakai Swimwear"

    Featured in: Passion Reporter
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    Manakai Swimwear finds international acclaim in the Netherland-based Passion Reporter online blog  ~Mila Cornelia "In 2040 we should all be wearing more sustainable clothing and support slow-fashion brands. The fashion...

    "Sustainable Fashion" ~The Eco Nut

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    "7 Eco-friendly & Ethical Swimwear brands that are making quite a splash this summer" -Lu The creator of The Eco Nut based in Italy has made it her mission to...

    "Sustainable Swimwear Brands" ~Eluxe Magazine

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    "SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR BRANDS ROCKING THE NEWEST SUMMER SILHOUETTES" ~Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Manakai Swimwear is once again listed among the top sustainable & ethical swimwear companies in the world.  Mahalo to...

    "Sustainable is the New Sexy" ~Jill Wirt

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    "Sustainable is the New Sexy" ~Jill Wirt of Conservation Inspiration The inspirational eco-warrior Jill shares with us her love for travel and environmental conservation through educational and entertaining blogging. In...

    "7 Sustainable Swimwear Companies For Women" ~Rebecca Parsons

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    Manakai Swimwear is on the Top of the Sustainable Swimwear List Bikini-obsessed author Rebecca Parsons shares her top "7 Sustainable Swimwear Companies For Women" Shop Rebecca's Look ~ Rose Top...

    "My Favorite Ethical & Eco-Friendly Swimwear For Summer!" ~Sweet Simple Vegan

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    Manakai Swimwear is grateful to be included in a beautifully curated list of ethical swimwear showcasing clear guidelines from the Ethical Fashion Forum to help quantify what makes a brand...

    "10 companies making ethical and eco-friendly swimsuits" ~Treehugger

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    "Shopping for the right swimsuit is hard enough for most people, but as soon as you learn more about the fashion industry – labor practices, fabric production, pollution problems –...

    "The Ethical Swimsuit Brands You Should Be Buying" ~UrthAve

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    We all know there are many swimsuit brands to choose from... But as UrthAve pointedly states: "you might want to consider where the swimsuit is coming from and how it...

    Sitara Bird: Yogi, Foodie, Hooper, & one inspirational woman!

    Sitara Bird: Yogi, Foodie, Hooper, & one inspirational woman!
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    As Sitara Bird states in her blog featuring Manakai's ethical swimwear, "now that I know, I can't un-know."   As a full-time yoga teacher, Sitara practically lives in stretch fabrics....

    Manakai's Bikini Bottom Guide

    Manakai's Bikini Bottom Guide
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    MANAKAI SWIMWEAR SEASONAL BIKINI GUIDE BOTTOMS Summer is here and with travel, festivals, and women who are getting more in touch with their femininity it is always the season for...

    Manakai's One Piece Guide

    Manakai's One Piece Guide
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    Manakai Swimwear Seasonal Bikini Guide The One Piece Summer is here and with holidays, festivals, and women who are getting more in touch with their femininity it is always the...

    Manakai's Bikini Top Guide

    Manakai's Bikini Top Guide
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    Manakai Swimwear Seasonal Bikini Guide TOPS Summer is here!  With travel, festivals, and women who are getting more in touch with their femininity it is always the season for wonderful...

    EXPOSED, ethical and sustainable swimwear

    EXPOSED, ethical and sustainable swimwear
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    Exposed, ethical and sustainable swimwear Designer Kelley Chapman EXPOSED under the water and on the surface. Image by Chloe Underwater "What does it take to be a true ethical brand?...

    Sup Examiner: Keep It Green

    Sup Examiner: Keep It Green
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    Sustainable Swimwear: Manakai Swimwear "The Maui based company uses sustainable techno-fabric created from regenerated nylon—they’ve partnered with Carvico and Econyl® to ensure their materials are top-notch. Econyl® creates the yarn...

    Manakai Swimwear is a featured brand at the Ocean Aid Festival

    Manakai Swimwear is a featured brand at the Ocean Aid Festival
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    FESTIVAL DESCRIPTION At the famous Waikiki Shell on Oahu’s south shore, the main attraction at Ocean Aid Hawaii will be a plethora of Grammy Award winning musical artists from around...

    Featured In: Lahaina News "Manakai Swimwear owners meld sustainability and style"

    Featured In: Lahaina News
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    These two power-women, entrepreneurs launched an eco-friendly swimwear company on Maui in 2015, with a vision "to lead the high-end swimwear industry into a more sustainable practice using top-of-the-line recycled...

    Special Event: The Butterfly Effect Maui

    Special Event: The Butterfly Effect Maui
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    As we pay homage to women empowerment Manakai Swimwear is sponsoring The Butterfly Effect for the second year in a row.  The all-women water sport downwinder will take place on...

    Manakai Swimwear to be Featured at Maui's Wahine Week

    Manakai Swimwear to be Featured at Maui's Wahine Week
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    Manakai Swimwear owners Kelley and Anna are humbled to be chosen to share their inspirational story with the community of Maui.  You may also view and purchase from the newly...

    Manakai Rescue Stories

    Manakai Rescue Stories
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    LOST AT SEA What if we told you each repurposed swimwear piece you purchase from Manakai Swimwear has a story? Each top, bottom, and one piece has a story that...

    Featured In: Honolulu Civil Beat "From Beach Trash To Bikinis"

    Featured In: Honolulu Civil Beat
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    The Honolulu Civil Beat “The fashion industry is often detrimental to the environment,” said Chapman, who gained industry expertise managing another swimwear business. “We decided Manakai would be part of...

    Woman Power

    Woman Power
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    A Day In The Life Of Manakai Swimwear Owners Together We Can A few weeks ago I called my "PIC" and co-owner of Manakai Swimwear, Anna Lieding, to see if...

    Joshua Tree, California Photoshoot

    Joshua Tree, California Photoshoot
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    Location: Joshua Tree, Giant Rock Model: Kenzi Photographer: Geno Malusek Stylist and Director: Kelley Chapman

    Featured In: The Maui News "Swim Team"

    Featured In: The Maui News
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    "There's a story behind every successful partnership. This one began with a well-timed phone call."-The Maui News Read full article to learn how two Maui residence teamed up to create...

    Featured In: Alabaster Blogzine "Nachhaltige Bademode - die schoensten Labels #ecoswimwear"

    Featured In: Alabaster Blogzine
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    "Egal ob klassisch, sportlich oder sexy – für jeden Geschmack ist etwas dabei. Eine Übersicht der schönsten Labels für nachhaltige Bademode." -Alabaster Mädchen    Manakai Swimwear featured in German Alabaster Blogzine....

    Featured In: The Good Trade "12 Ethical & Eco Swimwear Brands If You're Searching For The Perfect Fit"

    Featured In: The Good Trade
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    "Swimsuit shopping can be complicated, but we want to make the ethics a little bit simpler for the conscious shopper." -The Good Trade   Manakai Swimwear continues to rise and...

    Featured In: Maui News "High fashion, low impact"

    Featured In: Maui News
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    "With an eye toward ocean conservation and an eye for cheeky bikinis, two Maui businesswomen are planning to launch a high-fashion swim-wear line they hope will help protect the environment."...

    Featured In: Maui Time "Maui-based Manakai Swimwear offers new eco-conscious..."

    Featured In: Maui Time
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    “Manakai Swimwear is employing several small family-run businesses with whom we have spent several months working side by side,” Lieding said. “The hands that bring our swimwear to life are...

    Featured in: Sup the Mag "Sustainable Swimwear"

    Featured in: Sup the Mag
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    Many of us live in our swimwear year-round. We paddle great distances in our suits and find joy in discovering the one perfect style that hugs our curves without slipping....

    Featured In: Online Lifestyle Magazine the Sanskrit Post

    Featured In: Online Lifestyle Magazine the Sanskrit Post
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      "Enlightening and inspiring women to experience the benefits of an organic lifestyle."   Manakai Swimwear owners Kelley and Anna are the featured entrepreneurs on the Sanskrit Post, an online...

    Coming Soon ... Manakai Swimwear Eco~Conscious Collection

    Coming Soon ... Manakai Swimwear Eco~Conscious Collection
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      We are extremely excited to announce that our Eco~Conscious Collection will be available in the very near future. In a world of large brands focusing on fast fashion, high...

    Birth, the Rite of Passage : A Special Message to All Women

    Birth, the Rite of Passage : A Special Message to All Women
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      A Special Message to All Women Written by owner/designer, Kelley Chapman   Photo courtesy of Jonie   There is nothing more beautiful witnessing a new Mama embrace her transformation...

    Manakai Swimwear Ambassador ~ Lipoa Rae Kahaleuahi

    Manakai Swimwear Ambassador ~ Lipoa Rae Kahaleuahi
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    "My Makua kane named me after a Hawaiian seaweed of a golden yellow hue that has to be in the ocean to survive. If ever I were sick or troubled,...

    Manakai Swimwear Ambassador ~ Ashley Baxter

    Manakai Swimwear Ambassador ~ Ashley Baxter
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    "My main mission in life is to share my love of the Ocean and all the critters that live within it, and to inspire people to get outdoors, to experience...

    Manakai Swimwear Ambassador ~ Yoga Warrior Goddess

    Manakai Swimwear Ambassador ~ Yoga Warrior Goddess
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    “The journey through life is never easy for anyone... everyone experiences hardship and hurdles along the road, and the same can be said, even for a warrior goddess.”   We are...

    Eco-conscious Merchandise for the Manakai Tribe

    Eco-conscious Merchandise for the Manakai Tribe
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    Manakai Swimwear is grateful we can provide eco-conscious options for our Tribe so that together we can abolish single-use plastics.  Bedeck yourself with our Tribe Hat.  Pack your groceries, books, and accessories in our Tote.  Hydrate with our Stainless Steel Bottle.

    Manakai Swimwear Featured in Sup Magazine

    Manakai Swimwear Featured in Sup Magazine
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    Sup Magazine features Manakai Swimwear   "Many of us live in our swimwear year-round. We paddle great distances in our suits and find joy in discovering the one perfect style...

    Meditations with Sofiah Thom

    Meditations with Sofiah Thom
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    Awakening Quan Yin     Aloha Dear Ones, We want to share a inspirational meditation video created by Sofiah Thom, a beautiful soulful woman and co-owner of Danyasa Eco-Retreat in Dominical, Costa Rica....

    A collection worth buying!!

    A collection worth buying!!
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    We thought you would enjoy 50% off! Click photo and shop the look today! USE CODE "summertimesale" during checkout. 

    Summertime Sale

    Summertime Sale
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    Swimwear sale ends June 1st. Be sure to enter code: summertimesale SHOP NOW

    Manakai Swimwear Launches Kickstarter

    Manakai Swimwear Launches Kickstarter
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    Manakai Swimwear + Sustainability  Have you ever felt like you were stuck on a small island in the middle of the ocean and nothing you did made a difference? We...

    Join us for THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

    Join us for THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
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    Manakai Swimwear is excited and proud to be a sponsor of THE BUTTERFLY EVENT which takes place in Paia, Maui on April 16th 2016! What is this event you may be...

    Manakai Swimwear will be featured in the Lahaina Local Showcase

    Manakai Swimwear will be featured in the Lahaina Local Showcase
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    Down the Hatch Presents LAHAINA LOCAL SHOWCASE Benefiting the Lahaina Art Association, Art Education Program Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:30pm - 9:00pm Hosted by Ashley “Bad Ash” Davis  ...

    Eco-Conscious Manakai Tribe Hat: Organic and Recycled

    Eco-Conscious Manakai Tribe Hat: Organic and Recycled
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    Introducing the Eco-Conscious Manakai Tribe Hat.  This sustainable hat is created of organic cotton and recycled polyester with a vibrant golden thread. This is our first step into turning Manakai Swimwear...

    Choose Love

    Choose Love
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    Choose Love "We have a choice in every moment" Sofiah Thom  

    Embrace Yourself Photoshoot

    Embrace Yourself Photoshoot
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    Embrace Yourself "In so doing, one is able to secure a state of beingness that is unencumbered by eons of trial and error and is free to explore the joys...

    I Put A Spell On You

    I Put A Spell On You
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    Manakai Swimwear's New Video I put a spell on you. from Manakai Swimwear on Vimeo.

    Healthy Sun Skin Care

    Healthy Sun Skin Care
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        If you are like Manakai Swimwear owners Anna Lieding and Kelley Chapman you spend your free time outdoors enjoying the ocean and the mountain. It is inevitable that...

    It's Time to Admit That We Are Enough

    It's Time to Admit That We Are Enough
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    An amazing read!  Written by Anna Lieding's childhood friend from the jungles of Nahiku, Maui, Summer Engman, life coach & writer is on a mission to help everyone unlock the...

    Remember Your Essence

    Remember Your Essence
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    Remember Your Essence We connected with Sofiah Thom, who in a nut shell is a healing arts performer, yogi, and inspirational teacher focusing on helping others to "Live Your YES."   ...