ʻIwa Pō Bodysuit, Cheeky XS-3XL
We’ve been designing our own new patterns. Which means they are exclusive to Onepaʻa Hawaiʻi and with this special grand opening price you canʻt go wrong!
Manu ʻIwa Pō is a classy and functional black camo one-piece bodysuit highlighting the unmistakeable mystery of the native manu ʻiwa.
Manu ʻIwa are aerodynamic wonders of the seascape and have long been regarded a bit of a mystery. Their seven-foot wingspan, forked tail, narrow, angled wings and light body mean they can spend months at sea without ever landing.
They are so adept to life at sea it is rare to see them on land making it hard to observe the life of the ʻIwa. On land their small legs and feet can do little more than perch on branches or steep cliffs. What they lack on land, they make up for in flight. Ocean flight is their superpower and what a superpower it is to soar up to 2.5 miles above sea level, through tumultuous storms and freezing temperatures.
ʻIwa can mean "thief" as the manu is commonly known for this behavior of stealing fish, chasing and harassing other birds, even getting them to throw up their meal. This pirate like feeding behavior however is opportunistic and not their primary hunting strategy.
Most meals are caught by swooping over the water and snatching squid or fish from within a few centimeters of the ocean surface, or from the air when fish leap out of the water. This is amazing considering their feathers are not waterproof. They cannot land or rest on the water like other seabirds.
The behavior of ʻIwa is referred to often in ‘olelo no’eau. One saying, found in Pukui, says “Kīkaha ka ‘iwa he lā makani”, or “When the ‘iwa bird soars on high, it is going to be windy.”
In a story from Kilauea point on Kauaʻi "when Hurricane Iniki struck in ʻ92, a staffer who stayed on the refuge during the storm, said that early in the morning and before the winds picked up, he saw a huge flock of ‘Iwa spiral up into the sky and fly northwest out to sea.”
ʻIwa Pō Bodysuit Features
This smooth bodysuit accentuates in 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.
As well as highly functional these suits are incredibly soft. Imagine enjoying this buttery soft one-piece 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 Onepaʻa 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 tight 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 Hawaiʻi, 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 Onepaʻa Hawaiʻi 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)
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|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)