We wanted a better solution...
Rhea Bikinis started in a little hut at the top of Pupukea on Oahu’s North Shore.
We felt a huge disconnect between beachwear brands promoting their products using gorgeous tropical backdrops while participating in fast fashion practices and using unethical manufacturing. Back then there were very few brands offering eco-friendly or "sustainable" swimwear. The ones who did were either way too expensive, too limited, or just not stylish.
We wanted a better solution - cute bikinis at a reasonable price created a better way.
So, in 2017 armed with our hand drawn prints and patterns we traveled to Bali to seek out a manufacturing partner who shared our values.