"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, it becomes even more difficult."
As Sitara Bird states in her blog featuring Manakai's ethical swimwear, "now that I know, I can't un-know."
Questions and Answers you should ask.
"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...
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 materials, help empower women to feel good in their skin and bring awareness to ocean conservation." Their superhero mission may appear Marvel-like, but their actions attest to their "green-tegrity." —Louise Rockett
"Egal ob klassisch, sportlich oder sexy – für jeden Geschmack ist etwas dabei. Eine Übersicht der schönsten Labels für nachhaltige Bademode." -Alabaster Mädchen
Featured In: The Good Trade "12 Ethical & Eco Swimwear Brands If You're Searching For The Perfect Fit"
"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 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 happy, paid livable wages, receive proper vacation time, and, from first-hand experience, we can assure you are working in a pleasant and safe environment that passes all USA laws and codes.”
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. Unfortunately, there’s a blatant problem within the industry that produces these suits we love: making them isn’t eco-friendly. Most swimsuit material is petroleum-based which is bad for the environment. Swimsuits’ harsh dyes and chemical treatments are equally toxic for your skin. To fix that problem, simply do your homework as a responsible consumer and avoid these harmful products. —Shari Coble
Owners Kelley and Anna are grateful and humbled to be featured amongst some of the top swimwear brands in the world. Remember, "quality doesn’t have to be surrendered when doing good for the environment." Read more about Manakai Swimwear and other companies that are changing the face of the fashion industry and making environmentally friendly swimwear choices available for women worldwide.