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."
Co-Owner/Designer/Manakai's Alchemist Kelley Chapman
CEO & Designer, Kelley Chapman built MANAKAI with integrity being the foundation. Her passion for the marine environment, sustainable & ethical business practices and supporting women who empower other women are her main focuses when manifesting the lifestyle of her brand.
Kelley has been involved in the swimwear industry for many years. She stepped outside of the mainstream or normalized business practices and is creating a new paradigm in the fashion realm. Kelley has never been afraid to step outside her comfort zone and create her own path. Simply put she is wild at heart, full of passion, and determined.
Co-Owner & Back of the house Mastermind Anna Lieding
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 by 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.