Serious sun protection. Serious play.

Hākinakina is a women's swimwear brand that celebrates the ocean and the outdoors.

We design long lasting swimwear that works as hard as you play. Complete UPF50+ protection, exclusive prints, from 100% recycled plastic bottles, and made here in New Zealand. 

We're unique in that we reduce waste by releasing small collections a couple of times a year. We aim to produce to demand and hold as little stock as is commercially viable.

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Every piece is designed by me, from the print, to the shape, to making sure they fit you perfectly. I made these for all days; the sunny days, the water days, the beach walks, kayak trips or beach hangs. To swim in, to paddle in or just to hang in. I made these for you to wear a thousand times and be your favourite thing in your summer wardrobe. I made these with lots of love. I hope you feel it when you put them on! xxx

Look good

We’re passionate about giving women the freedom to play without compromise, so our swimwear is designed by experts for a superior, flattering fit. Effortlessly combining cool, contemporary luxe with the principles of activewear to create swimwear you’ll want to wear all day. 

Do good

Sustainable fabric. Minimal waste. NZ designed and made.

Our soft yet strong Hākinakina fabric is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.


UPF 50+

With a UPF 50+ sun protection rating, meaning that it blocks out 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, you’re free to play all day without the need for additional sunscreen or worrying about what the sun is doing to your skin.


Great look and great fit, so very happy with this wonder item for the summer

Jennifer P

Hākinakina is a game changer for outdoor activities. This top is brilliant for water sports.


Took my gorgeous new blue sunsuit on its first harbour swim today, loved it!!! Thank you so much

Emilie H

I love my new costume, fits perfectly thank you!

Elizabeth C

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Why we do what we do

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...

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