MANA : spirit, influence, power KAI : ocean
"We manifested an exotic high-fashion, low-impact brand to change the norm of the swimwear industry.
Our goal is to honor the ocean, create unique designs, and empower women to embrace their beauty."
Owner/Designer, Kelley Chapman has lived on the beautiful island of Maui for many years. Her passion for the ocean's playground and marine environment guided her to the Hawaiian Islands. It was then she fell in love with the island lifestyle and living in her bikini. Kelley has been involved in the swimwear industry for many years and plans to take her self taught knowledge to grow Manakai Swimwear into something special. Her vision is 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. Kelley has never been afraid to step outside her comfort zone and take a leap of faith into the unknown. Simply put she is wild at heart, full of passion, and determined.
Owner, Anna Lieding was born and raised in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Hana, Maui. Her close connection to nature has guided her to experience some of the most amazing things the world has to offer including the study of marine science, working and sailing on the high seas, and exploring worldly cultures. Anna's travels have taught her to respect the land and its people. With this in mind she is excited to bring the opportunity of a sustainable lifestyle to women around the world.
Manakai Swimwear is more than a swimwear brand. It is a lifestyle created from the spirit of the ocean. As women our bodies are our temples so we must adorn and nourish them. We believe our collection is young at heart and timeless in sophistication.