I’ve been a little absent here as you may have noticed. My focus has been elsewhere. And for a great reason. What better reason is there, than choosing life! For...
Serious Sun Protection. Serious Play
Hākinakina is a women's swimwear brand that celebrates the ocean and the outdoors.
It was founded on the belief that women shouldn’t have to compromise fashion for sun protection. We focus on developing UPF 50+ swimwear that is stylish and long lasting. Each piece is sustainably made here in New Zealand.
UPF 50+ Eco Recycled Polyester
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do – which is why we make ALL of our swimwear out of our EcoWave, a recycled fabric made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles and waste from the Mediterranean sea.
Kia ora, hello! I'm Sara
Hākinakina was born after years looking for the perfect swimsuit to cover up my radiation burns, following my first brush with cancer. I was looking for swimwear that suited my love for the water and wouldn’t make me compromise on sun protection or fashion. I came up short, and decided to create them myself.
I am passionate about providing sun protection for all women to keep you safe and stylish in the sun and on the water.
So I make these pieces for you, as much as for me. To swim in, to paddle in, for sunny days and water days. I made them for you to wear a thousand times, to be your favourite thing in your summer wardrobe. I made them with a lot of love xxx
2 YEARS AGO I was told I had “incurable” stage 4, metastatic, secondary breast cancer. What a rollercoaster it’s been. 2 years of quarterly scans. 2 years of holding my...
Hākinakina has very much been a personal journey. It started out of a quest for something I was looking for, and has turned into a lifeline. At the core the brand...