Damn good bikinis designed in Hawaii.
Our brand is infused with our Japanese roots and local upbringing. "Nami" means wave in Japanese, and "Kai" means ocean in Hawaiian. It was only fitting that our swimwear company should be named after the ocean.
A blend of cultures, ideas, aesthetics, and styles.
Nami also represents the first two letters of our names, and Kai represents the first three letters of Kaimuki, where it all started.
Please join us on our journey.
PHILOSOPHY AND VISION
NAMIKAI is for the everyday woman. For the woman who works a 9-5 then runs to her next job, for the woman who is fearless in her fashion choices, for the woman who takes care of her kids, for the woman working hard for her own company.
We firmly believe that women should NOT have to apologize for their bodies because they do not fit within the typical mold set by cultures and companies before us. Our pieces are created and inspired by women who just want a damn good bikini.
We aim to provide high quality products in small batches that are catered to our customers.
We know that everyone has sh!t going on in their lives. The last thing we want to worry about along with everything else is our bikinis. We aim to provide high quality products in small batches that are catered to our customers. Let us take care of everything for you. We focus on quality, affordability and fit- the things that should already come with a bikini. All while being cognizant of our responsibility to the world and our communities
We know we’re not perfect, but we do our best to make a #damngoodbikini.
As a small company, we are only one drop in the ocean. However, we believe that by making small improvements to our practices, we can make an impact in the world we live in.
Join us on this journey of redefining our small business practices. We hope to eventually set the bar for quality and environmental sustainability for a better tomorrow and future. We promise to be transparent in our processes and graciously receive critical feedback in order to grow.
We manufacture a limited amount of goods in Hawaii with 100% of our pieces designed and prototypes sewn right here. We have partnered with a tailor in Thailand to help with the demand of our products. By working with a small tailor, we aim to keep our high quality standards and support a local craftsman.
While we admit, we do make waste, we are constantly evaluating and evolving our practices to have less waste as we grow our business. Every time we produce a new batch of bikinis is a new opportunity to improve and develop our processes. Whether it is reducing the time to sew a piece or using less fabric for a certain cut, we are committed to being better.
One aspect of sustainability important to us is supporting local businesses. As a small team sewing and creating products right here in Hawaii, we understand the work it takes to survive and compete with other brands. Hawaii has always been our home and we aim to support our community around us. We are continuously looking for opportunities to work with, inspire, and promote local businesses.
While this may not be 100% sustainable, we will do our part to find solutions that will benefit local businesses, while also taking into consideration the environmental impacts our decisions make.
We will do our part to limit the amount of waste, support our local economy and be conscious of the world around us. We are continuously working on our efforts to become a more sustainable company for you, our community, and for our planet.
We have a long journey ahead of us and will continue to make small changes to our company and strive for constant self improvement. If you see any room for growth, please feel free to contact us.