Mai Mia is a multi-hyphenate swimwear line designed for how you work, live and layer. Since we all have things to do besides bask in the sun, our suits double as layering staples that work seamlessly into your wardrobe so you can exude boss energy from the beach to the boardroom.
Sustainability means more to us than just recycling (though we do that too). Each piece is made in Los Angeles by highly skilled craftspeople who have perfected the art of producing swimwear with love and 15+ years of expertise. By producing locally, we’re able to help support commerce in our community, ensure fair business practices and wages, and reduce the C02 output from garment transport.
Since we’re always working on ways to reduce our carbon footprint, we order small quantities and do not mass produce anything. We use sustainable ECONYL© regenerated nylon fabrics that are made from pre- and post-consumer waste like in fishing nets, industrial plastic waste and fabric scraps. ECONYL© uses 100% recycled nylon fiber and is twice as resistant to chlorine, sun creams and oils, fabric pilling, and has SPF 50+ UV protection. All of our other fabrics and prints are eco-friendly, meaning they use less water, dye and energy to produce the lowest environmental impact.
Our mission is to help fight the two greatest pandemics of our time: Coronavirus and Racism. As a WOC-owned brand, diversity and inclusivity have always been the standard for the models we cast and our company values, but we want to do more. 10% of every purchase is donated to different organizations that support the fight against racism. The organizations we have and will continue to support are ACLU Nationwide, The Loveland Foundation, Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Color of Change.
Coronavirus also exposed the realities of capitalism and we're committed to being a part of the solution, not the problem. We decided to change to a DTC pricing model, so we can make our prices as fair as possible without sacrificing quality and sustainability.
We encourage you to keep learning, signing petitions, donating and continuing the conversation for change. Let's keep moving forward with more empathy, love and grace; continue to shine light and create a world where we always fight and speak up for what's right. The real work doesn't stop now, it begins.
The Mai Mia girl makes her own rules. And when her mind is made up, she is unstoppable. She’s the friend who always makes you feel more confident. The one who is always down for an impromptu dance party/road trip/adventure. And the one who always tells you what you need to hear, whether you’re talking business, a boyfriend or a new bikini.
You can find her in the boardroom, a photo shoot, the gym, coding away or making music. Most likely all of the above. She doesn’t wait for things to go her way, she makes it happen. She lives/loves to push the boundaries of what’s possible. You can’t put her in a box, the same way you can’t pinpoint/define her style. It’s unapologetic, it’s fluid, edgy but polished, imaginative and confident — it’s effortless but on point every. single. time.
She can strike up a conversation with anyone in the room. Not because she’s perfect, but because she’s unafraid to be vulnerable; to connect with you on a human level.
The Mai Mia girl’s got layers. Just like you.
Soozie is a Parsons alum who combines an illustrious career in fashion design with a bicoastal aesthetic to create a curated collection for the modern woman. After working under Helmut Lang and Prabal Gurung in NYC, she moved to LA and designed for BCBGmaxazria, Nasty Gal, and Revolve Clothing. Her personal projects include designing tour merch for artists such as the Chainsmokers, helping develop brands from the ground up, and creating the "I'm with her. And her." t-shirt Rihanna wore on Election Day 2016 that went viral. The Mai Mia name stems from a playful misspelling of 'my' with the designer’s Korean name, Mia, to illustrate its versatility.