We love being as transparent as possible so that you all know the ethics behind our company. So we are going to explain more details of how we make your dreamy sustainable swimwear!
Handmade by Kim in Dubai
All of our swimwear is designed and produced in our studio in Dubai and the fabrics are totally unique and designed by Kim.
Once your order is received, Kim begins the process of individually creating your order for you. This means cutting the fabric, sewing everything together, then packaging the items to be sent through our first class + tracked delivery service (which ships worldwide).
Due to every swimsuit being handmade and made to order allows us the freedom to be very flexible, fashion forward and most importantly environmentally friendly! Our ‘slow fashion’ process is eco-friendly and sustainable because it reduces any overproduction and wastage, plus you get exactly what you want!
Kim is the founder of KIMKINI and hand-makes all of the swimsuits, organises deliveries, handles customer care, plans future collections, and more. Women are employed part-time to assist in this process so that you all have the best swimwear possible, for example our swimwear models for social media content and our graphic designer Milca assists in illustrator to help Kim’s fabric designs come to life.
Our PETA-Approved Brazilian swimwear manufacturer for our ‘Ready-made Swimwear’ collection is a wonderful and all-female team in Brazil. They even make pets beds out of excess fabrics and donate to their local animal shelters in Brazil!
Slow Fashion & Ethically Handmade
Here at KIMKINI, we pride ourselves on being a sustainable, slow fashion and ethically handmade brand. We have made a conscious effort in all the stages of our production to ensure no exploitation of wages for profit or unfair working conditions occur. Our fabric manufacturer frequently updates us via email and WhatsApp with photo and video evidence of the fabric production process and working environment.
Giving Back to Charities
We have donated to various charities from our profits such as ‘Shark Allies’ which contributes to saving marine life and cleaning up our oceans and the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
Sustainable & Recycled Swimwear and Packaging
All of our fabrics are made from biodegradable yarn. Although, we have now switched to RecoTex swimwear material which is made from all 100% recycled plastic bottles and plastic fish nets!
Finally, swimsuits are packaged in our compostable mailer bags and recycled tissue paper, thank you cards, and stickers. Our packaging company contributes to reforestation every time we order. So far, we have planted trees in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil, Australia and UAE.