Did you know that 2022 was proclaimed as the "Year of the Limu" in Hawaii? Limu was an integral part of the traditional Hawaiian diet, was used for medicinal, religious, and cultural purposes, and plays a significant role in our freshwater and saltwater habitats. Unfortunately, many invasive species have taken over and efforts to restore native limu populations are underway.
As part of our Kakoo Collection, a portion of the sales from this collection will be donated to the Waimanalo Limu Hui, a community based group who seek to replenish the once bountiful supply of limu found in Waimanalo Bay.
I asked Under the Moon Designs to help bring this collection to life by painting limu lipoa, limu kohu, limu pakeleawaaa, and limu manauea. We focused on some popular limu for eating.
Some fun facts:
- 82% polyester, 18% spandex
- Chlorine-resistant fabric
- Cheeky fit with a scoop neckline and a low scoop back
- Double-layer front
- Four-way stretch material stretches
This swimsuit is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!
This swimsuit is designed in Hawaii and made in North America. This swimsuit will also be shipped to you from our partner so it will come separately from the rest of your order and may take 1.5-2 weeks to get to you.
Please note that contact with rough surfaces and velcro fasteners should be avoided since they can pull out the white fibers in the fabric, damaging the swimsuit’s appearance.
Sizing runs true to size in regards to regular clothing sizing. The spandex material does stretch and is accommodating to different body sizes and shapes.