WHERE IT ALL STARTED
Established in 2020, Akira Collection was created to bring affordable swimwear to the closets of women without having to trade price for quality. After testing with a few close friends, we noticed the confidence every woman embodied when they found that perfect fit. Akira Collection was no longer just about price or quality, but helping to create timeless memories in pieces that one absolutely loves.
Akira originates from the Japanese language meaning “bright”. Many different languages have various meanings for Akira-- all stemming from being genuine, bright, and inspired by nature. Akira Collection is rooted in Japanese culture, infused with personal travel experiences and Hawaii lifestyle. Japanese inspired + Hawaii Grown.
Three weeks after launching, Akira Collection was thrown into a world filled with unprecedented challenges. Production of swimwear came to a halt as we answered the pleas of healthcare and frontline workers for PPE due to COVID-19. While hand sewing and donating over 2000 masks to those in need around the US, we had the opportunity to wonder what the world could be. COVID-19 may have disrupted almost every aspect of our lives, but we aim to move forward stronger and better, redefining small business practices and the traditional retail experience.
Join us in navigating the new normal.
Remember * Shine bright in your AKIRA.
We firmly believe that women should NOT have to apologize for their bodies because they do not fit within the typical mold set by cultures and companies before us. We promise to bring you comfy styles that will help you conquer the world in style, because you were already amazing.
We aim to provide high quality products in small batches that are catered to our customers. Sticking to our origins, we will always retain some manufacturing in Hawaii to bring you original, handmade pieces.