We have been in love with the ocean for as long as we can remember. As twins, we share similar interests and ideas. Everywhere we go, our nicknames consists of “mermaids” and “daughters of the sea” because we have become one with the ocean—It holds a special place in our hearts and we have been so lucky to have traveled all over the world to experience adventures we are passionate about. Before we could even speak, our father and mother bought a tiny sailboat named Sunshine and she has traveled miles over the sea and we have developed a passion for the water. Not only do we love the ocean, but we are also advocates for the environment, and want to pursue the dream of having seven healthy oceans. We have a movie coming out named “The 3 Tails: A Mermaid Adventure”, which encourages our audience to become aware of the ocean and its necessities in order to thrive. In 2009, we made a mermaid tail made of sweatpants and a yoga mat cutout for the fin. The idea grew very popular and we improved them over time; they consist of quality fabric and a mono fin. Now, our mother owns a business called The2Tails, which sells highly functioning swimmable mermaid tails for kids and young adults. Check out our mermaid tails at the2tails.com. We developed enthusiasm for fashion at a very young age because of creating mermaid tails and accessories. Our love for fashion and the sea crossed paths and since then we’ve always wanted to create our own original swimwear.
Our first trip to Kauai was in 2012. It is out special place and it further taught us about our love for the ocean. We’ve visited several times and have made friends, memories and dreams in its stunning environment. After many trips and ideas, we sketched designs of genuine swimwear. We wanted our designs to thrive and came up with the idea to start a business, which has been highly encouraged by our friends and family. We thought for many days of a perfect title for it and came up with “Lumahai Swimwear”, our favorite beach on Kauai. With business comes responsibility and passion, which we believe we have. Difficulty and obstacles will occur along the way and we learned that it is not easy to run a business containing mere potential. We have dedicated almost a year to create only six pieces of swimwear and are ecstatic with the results.
Our goal is to create sporty, yet delicate, feminine fit, design and color. With the help of our supportive family and friends, we have created six designs which have already had numerous compliments and desire. Photography, a talent that both of us have, has helped us along the way by presenting our swimwear beautifully and efficiently. By having already a large background of experience we have been lucky enough to create a website, store, and photos to go along with our growing business. Costumers have already pre-ordered pieces with no paid advertising and we have gotten numerous amounts of girls wanting to promote our unique pieces. Continuing this dream will be a long journey, and we yearn to continue creating and designing for Lumahai Swimwear.
Natasha and Sofia Garreton.
Made & designed in California