Renee started sewing in 2012, she was a sophomore in high school. In her spare time, Renee enjoyed outdoor activities and immersing herself in Kauai's beauty. Renee struggled to find swimsuits that fit well while doing the activities that she loved to do. This motivated Renee to design a swimsuit that is both visually appealing and durable. Renee started to experiment making swimsuits with her mom, who is also a seamstress. After months of trial and error, Renee successfully created her first bikini. She then enjoyed sewing bikinis for her friends and perfecting the fit and sizing. She sold her first bikinis on Etsy and received a great amount of positive feedback. This drove her to start Wanderluxe Swimwear so that all women can enjoy their activities in a quality made bikini that offers comfort and style.
ABOUT OUR BRAND
Born and raised on the island of Kaua'i, Renee naturally loves the beach and adventuring Kaua'i. After discovering her passion for sewing in 2012 she decided to pursue a career in fashion. In 2014, she attended Honolulu Community College and graduated in the spring of 2017 with an A.S. Fashion Technology degree. On top of perfecting her craft, Renee worked in high-end fashion retail to gain more knowledge about the industry. Her innovation and quest for knowledge pushed her to change the perception of a reversible bikini. Renee truly cares about the needs of every customer so that all of her customers can enjoy a stylish, handmade bikini.
MESSAGE FROM THE DESIGNER
My bikinis are meant to make you feel comfortable and look good while doing your favorite activities and hobbies. I take time in hand making every suit with professional sewing techniques, and top of the line materials to ensure a quality made bikini. I'd like to say thank you to all of the long-time clients that have followed me since my Etsy days, and my new clients who I hope to create a long-lasting relationship with. Thank you so much to all my family, friends, and customers for supporting my dream to owning a local business! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email me using the contact button in the main menu :)
xx Renee Yanagihara