Ahupua'a Bodysuit, Cheeky XS-3XL
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Inspired by the traditional land divisions in Hawai'i, our Ahupua'a bodysuit is a tribute to the ingenuity of humans who deeply understand the nature of these islands. They left us the blueprint. It is time to reconnect.
What are Ahupua'a?
Ahupua'a are land divisions that extend from the mountains to the sea following the natural boundaries of the watershed. Deep understanding of the natural environment is the bedrock to this indigenous knowledge. Where water flows, life prospers. This sustainable socioeconomic, geologic, and climatic subdivision of land IS so efficient that it allows Hawaiian society to thrive leaving time for leisure, recreation, competition and a unique variety of intricate, functional, artistic expressions including kapa, feather work, surfing, martial arts, oli, mele, hula, medicine and weaving.
There are few ahupua'a fully intact today because water is often rerouted to provide for large developments that cater to the visitor industry. However there is a growing number of people working to return the power of healthy, free flowing streams to the islands. Many non-profit organizations are working hard to fight for and protect these land divisions while studying and publishing the many scientific reasons why the waters flowing through these ahupua'a are fundamental to all life in the Hawaiian Islands.
We applaud the humbling work of these organizations and will work to donate a portion of the proceeds from this bodysuit to those around the Pae 'Āina who are doing the hard work to re-connect and re-establish the flow of the waters that feed us.
Ahupuaʻa Bodysuit Features
This smooth bodysuit accentuates all the right places and is made for all kinds of body types. The spandex fabric is double layered in the front making these highly functional and secure suits. No more slips.
Imagine enjoying this buttery soft suit while surfing, swimming, paddling or rolling around in the sand and feeling GREAT because you wonʻt be worried about it falling off. These suits are also great as a fashion statement for a day or night out or extra support under some jeans. You will be lovin life beach side sipping your favorite beverage in your new Onepa'a one-piece.
Sizing runs true to size in regards to regular sizing. These suits do not run small like many bikinis on the market today. If you are unsure after looking over the sizing chart or prefer your swimwear a bit more taught then you will do better to order a smaller size. The spandex used in these suits allows them to be very accommodating of small fluctuations in sizing. Or send us a message in the chat bubble with your height and weight and we will make you a recommendation.
• Designed in Hawai'i, printed + stitched by hand in North America
• Cheeky fit with a scoop neckline and a low scoop back
• Chlorine-resistant fabric
• Zig-zag stitching
• 82% Polyester, 18% Spandex
Earth minded fashion is the future! That's why Onepa'a Hawai'i is taking steps to make sure we are part of the movement. We only produce clothing we get an order for, avoiding textile waste from overproduction. Our printing partner's state-of-the-art printing tech creates almost no wastewaters and uses less energy.
In traditional made-to-sell retail stores, products are made in large quantities and often exceed market demand. Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major contributor to environmental damage.
• As with all swimwear be careful to avoid velcro or snags as it will alter the appearance of the design.
• Machine wash cold
• Tumble dry low
• Do not dry clean
Size guide - Imperial (US)
If you are having trouble seeing the specs for the larger sizes try turning your mobile horizontal or viewing on desktop. We are working on this viewing limitation that is happening on mobile devices for the sizing charts.
|Chest (inches)||33 ⅛||34 ⅝||36 ¼||37 ¾||41||44 ⅛||47 ¼|
|Waist (inches)||25 ¼||26 ¾||28 ⅜||29 ⅞||33 ⅛||36 ¼||39 ⅜|
|Hips (inches)||35 ⅜||37||38 ⅝||40 ⅛||43 ¼||46 ½||49 ⅝|
Size guide - Metric (the rest of the world)