Our team of Balinese women creates Akoia by hand using traditional crocheting techniques passed down from generation to generation. Each one is a work of art that can take up to ten days to complete.
As a sustainable fashion brand, we are committed to upholding ethical standards while also supporting and empowering the community.
Every collection we design is created with the intention of enhancing the lives of everyone involved, including the environment, the women who work from home as artisans, and you, the customer.
We thank you for supporting us on this journey.
2015 We started our crochet buisness selling 5 bikinis a week to our friends in school, the idea was to learn to crochet from the elder women in our life and share this skill. Organically growing over the past 8 years, we have now a powerful team of woman making every pieces at home, with there children nestled in the mountains of Bali. Now our focus together, is continuing plastic-free packaging, experimenting with natural dyes for every collection, organic cotton sourced and all local materials and hands. Each piece has been crafted consciously with natural quality, so you can feel confident that every piece is crafted and delivered using conscious, earth-friendly practices.
Today, our work is still not done. We are constantly developing new ways to make Akoiaswim more sustainable. Our dream since the beginning has been to make a difference by inspiring the conscious consumer movement and providing an ethical and eco-friendly framework that can guide other fashion labels on their path toward sustainability. As part of our commitment to eco swimwear and apparel:• We use, sustainable, locally sourced 100% cotton materials.
• Locally made • Our tags are made from recycled paper and natural strings from the earth. • We never use plastic stickers. • We try to create as little waste as possible, and we upcycle any leftover cotton.
• Natural dyes when we can.
Made By the hands of women.
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