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February 25th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Maker | Issa De Mar Melissa Jasniy Tells Us How Her Love for the Sea Inspired Her Swim Brand

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SWELL: We heard it all started in a tiger painted ice cream truck! Can you elaborate a little more on how Issa De Mar came about? Is the truck still open on the North Shore?

MJ: You heard right! Yes, Marissa & I started by hand sewing each suit and selling it out of our tiger painted ice cream truck turned mobile store called ‘Roam Hawaii’ with our two other good friends Cassandra Rull & Brooke Dombroski. (more…)

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February 9th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Day in the Life | Francesca Aiello Founder of Frankie’s Bikinis Tours Us Through Her Malibu Abode

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We met up with Francesca (of Frankies Bikinis) at her beautiful home in Malibu, where she graciously offered to show us some hot-spots and gave us a sneak peek into a day in her life. We started off our morning by chatting over a cup of green tea and as Frankie flipped through a vegan cookbook, we asked her a few need-to-know questions for our readers… (more…)

February 7th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Maker | Maaji Designers and sisters, Manuela and Amalia Sierra

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Colombian swim designers Manuela and Amalia Sierra talk about the magical story behind their innovative bikinis…. (more…)

December 3rd, 2014 | By | 37 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Krochet Kids Intl. #knowwhomadeit

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In a garage-like, open air space, we sit amongst pictures of Ugandan and Peruvian women who are responsible for creating the amazing pieces Krochet Kids intl. have to offer this Holiday season. We meet CEO and Co-Founder Kohl, who is sporting his signature red beanie, and offers us some chips from his hidden snack drawer.

This is just one example of how down-to-earth Kohl and his team of 12 inspiring employees are. We sit behind a hidden trap door and delve into the KK intl. story … (more…)