Hanu Hawaii was created by Kahanulani Mina a Maui girl with a sewing machine & a vision. Home birthed & raised on her parent's Organic micro-green farm in the middle of the pacific, Kahanulani “the breath of heaven" established a love for nature from Mauka(mountain) to Makai(sea) at an early age with a creative flair for fashion. Connecting the dots, this Coconut girl embraced the raw elements of her island home lifestyle & found herself outside wearing her swimsuits as second skin day in & day out. With that she felt inspired to start sewing her own at the age of thirteen & ended up falling in love with the process. Her friends, then friends of friends started buying into the quality and creativity of her designs which empowered her to continue pursuing this passion. Completing college level fashion design classes while in high school & also working a summer internship with a local swimwear line, Hanu hit the ground running graduating with a business dream to own and operate one herself. So she went for it.
Six years later Hanu has hand-made over fifteen thousand bikini pieces herself for fellow babes who have valued and supported her grass roots “Hanu Hawaii" line worldwide, continuing to unfold the flower of this dream.
From pool dipping to wave riding we make sure each piece is versatile & comfortable enough to support you through it all while having the perfect cuts that accentuate the right areas, empowering the confidence that every girl should hold strongly within herself. Our perfections lie in our imperfections-all shapes, sizes, colors are absolutely beautiful. Our mission is to make a piece of aloha that you can take with you wherever you go & wear it with pride-feeling into that beautiful goddess you are.
Our designs are crafted to keep up with that babe who’s always on a mission, with an eternal flame fueled by passion. You can find her at the local farmers market stocking up on goods, chasing waterfalls, dipping in lagoons or jet setting to a far away place she once visited in a dream. Feeding that eternal flame & embracing the forever young.