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Hey! I'm Kayla, owner and creator of Awai Swim.

Awai Swim initially started with my love for the ocean, travel and truly wishing I could live in a bikini all year round. The problem was, I've always been so selective about quality, fit and most importantly (for me) design.

 I decided to borrow my moms sewing machine a few weeks before a trip, draw up a pattern and make a couple bikinis of my own.


Once my friends found out the suits I was wearing were handmade by myself, the requests started rolling in. I began to love the whole process of choosing the perfect fabric, drawing up designs and revising my patterns to find the most flattering sizes and fit for everyone. 

All of this lead me to the idea of creating Awai Swim. 

I spent months practicing different sewing techniques, buying high quality machines and constantly trying to improve. I did not want to release anything I felt was not my best work. Everything I make is something I would wear myself, and would be thrilled to see you wear. 


I knew starting my own brand came with a lot of responsibilities, a major one being its environmental impact. From the beginning I knew I wanted to create something that was both eco conscious and sustainable - something I could feel truly proud of.

My goal is for everyone to love their handmade Awai Swim bikinis as much as I love making them. 

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