KALEIMAMO HAWAIʻI X ONEPAʻA HAWAIʻI - LIMITED COLLABORATION
Follow the various paths from sea to sky to soil to stream to tree to cloud to earth to caves. The cycles go on. We must engage with this system of ho'opō'aiapuni, to recycle: creating new from old. Creating use from waste.
These suits hold a fun + timeless beauty with their clean simple lines, clasp free top, mix + match capabilities.
Each one of the Pō'aiapuni bikinis were made from REPREVE certified fabric which means;
→ Post consumer recycled materials including plastic bottles were used to create the material these suits are made from,
→ these materials were given a second life,
→ virgin oil resource consumption was avoided,
→ fewer greenhouse gasses were emitted,
→ and... water + energy were conserved in this process, which makes a BIG difference for our future.
A limited collaboration with Kaleimamo Hawaiʻi, Lehua Mamo, features the yellow flower of the ‘ōhi‘a lehua tree. ʻŌhiʻa lehua is endemic to Hawai‘i and refers to both the tree and its flower. ʻŌhiʻa is one of the first plants to grow when new land is formed, helping to create livable habitats for other species to flourish. A favorite flower referenced in many of our mele (songs), the lehua is often compared to a beloved sweetheart, cherished friend, or treasured family member. While most ʻōhiʻa have red blossoms, the lehua mamo variety is highly valued because of its rarity, and is used by Native Hawaiians in lei and other cultural practices.
The wood of the ʻōhiʻa, as well as its flowers and leaves, have many uses in Hawaiian culture, and the esteemed blossom is often seen in beautiful lei. Unfortunately, a new fungal disease called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD), has infected over a million ʻōhiʻa, causing this important plant to die. There is no cure yet for ROD, so we must all help to stop the spread of ROD and ensure that this native plant lives on in perpetuity.
This print was created in partnership with Kaille Harris, an incredibly talented watercolor and digital artist and owner of Under the Moon.
Wash & Care Instructions
-> As with all swimwear, be careful to avoid velcro or snags as it will pull some of the white fibers from beneath the design. Especially the darker colors.
->Polyester and Spandex are plastic and will melt overtime in hot water and heated dryers. Hand-wash cold for longevity. Dirt and grime wash out easily with soap and a soft bristled brush or by rubbing the suit together.
-> Hang dry in the shade.
-> Do not dry clean
Sizing runs a little big. 95% of women are one size smaller in these suits then they would expect. If you are unsure after looking over the sizing chart or prefer your swimwear a bit tighter then you will do better to order a smaller size.
The spandex textile allows them to be accommodating of sizing fluctuations. Still not sure? Send us a message in the chat bubble with your height and weight and we would love to make you a recommendation!
Size guide - Imperial (US)
Size guide - Metric (the rest of the world...)
Made only when you order it with direct to consumer shipping to limit waste and reduce carbon emissions. Please allow 7-9 business days for delivery.
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