Imagine making a living by surfing, traveling the world, and creating beautiful bikini designs. This dream has become a reality for a few hardworking entrepreneurs who have made their passion for beachwear a career.

 

Ani Breslin, Founder of ANI Bikinis

Ani Breslin (www.surfingmagazine.com)

Ani Breslin (www.surfingmagazine.com)

Raised in Southern California and Hawaii, Ani Breslin spent much of her life in a bikini. In an interview with Surfing Magazine, Breslin says she started sewing her own bikinis when she learned to sew and soon realized that was what she wanted to do. ANI Bikinis creates their bikinis in the United States with hand-dyed fabrics and crochet knits. The bikinis are bold, beautiful and one of a kind. Her designs can be found at www.anibikinis.com

 

 

 

 

Kalani and Oleema Miller, Co-Founders of MIKOH Swimwear

Oleema and Kalani Miller (business.transworld.net)

Oleema and Kalani Miller (business.transworld.net)

This sister duo got their start at a young age, growing up in California near the beach. Oleema told Surfing Magazine,

“The combination of designer parents and the beach as our backyard made it somewhat inevitable that I’d be designing swimwear.”

Oleema does the designing for the brand while Kalani’s focus is on the business aspect of the company. Today, MIKOH Swimwear creates feminine pieces inspired by the sisters’ travels. To learn more check out www.mikoh.com

 

Karina Irby, Founder of Moana Bikini

Karina Irby (instagram.com/karinairby)

Karina Irby (instagram.com/karinairby)

Karina Irby was born in Hawaii and currently lives in Australia. As a surfer herself, Irby wanted to create a bikini that would fit her active lifestyle and was inspired by the cheeky cut bikinis of Hawaii. After creating a detailed business plan, Irby eventually created her own bikini line in 2011 with a focus on fashion forward, cheeky bikinis for active girls.  For more information or to buy your own Moana Bikini visit www.moanabikini.com

 

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