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Our Story

During the pandemic, we decided to give a new life to a swimwear brand Kristjana had created two decades prior. With a vision we embarked on a journey to revive this brand, infusing it with fresh energy. Then began Karahkwa Designs. Join us as we continue to make waves, one swimsuit at a time.

Summer Day

Who are we?

At Karahkwa Designs, where the warmth of the sun meets the cool embrace of effortless style. In Mohawk, Karahkwa means sun, embodying the radiant spirit of our brand. Our tagline, "fun in the sun," captures the essence of what we stand for – creating swimwear that not only looks good on you  but also encourages you to go for a swim.


Our Purpose

 At our core, we believe swimwear should reflect not just style, but also a sense of purpose. That's why we're committed to crafting each piece of our swimwear by hand locally. As a female-run company, every design is a labour of love, crafted with passion and attention to detail. With each swimsuit made with love, we invite you to dive into the essence of our brand and discover swimwear that's as extraordinary as you are.

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Giving Back

At Karahkwa, we believe in the power of giving back. That's why we're proud to announce that 5% of the proceeds from our orange t-shirt products go directly to supporting the Karihwanoron School and the Legacy of Hope Foundation. By choosing Karahkwa,  you're making a meaningful impact in the lives of others. Together, we can create a brighter future for generations to come.

Our Team.

This is our beautiful female-run team at Karahkwa Designs.



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