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Sustainable & Handmade Fashion
Makara wear is a 100% sustainable swimwear and apparel brand. All of our products are handmade in Bali by fair-paid workers. From upcycled materials used by fashion brands in Europe – we make comfortable, beautiful & long-lasting wear.
How It's Made
Our design process starts with a pen and paper. Making the process enjoyable, creative & filled with unconditional love for the end result.
Then, a small Indonesian family-run factory creates 2 to 5 samples to find the most comfortable fit, functionality & cut. All the styles are tested by surfers, friends and the founder.
After creating the perfect one, we start producing in very small batches - so every piece is freshly made and sent immediately – without absorbing bacterias or smells.
All your ordered goods will come in Linen Cotton Bag – we don’t put plastic hygiene stickers or labels as we believe it’s just another waste, that will end up in trash.
Why I created Makara wear?
I moved out to Bali to search for a different lifestyle and fell in love with surfing. Surfing became a big part of my life and I decided to create swimwear for myself that would be elegant, functional and of top quality - this how Makara wear was born. Sustainability became the major part of our process. I believe there's no other way for the fashion world anymore, because we need to take care of our planet. Makara wear creates what I would wear myself - minimalist, handmade swimsuits with extra details and cuts to hug you like a glove. Most of our products are created with zero waste formula – from leftovers we make scrunchies or bikini bottoms. Also, we support beach clean ups in Bali and small surfer girl communities in Indonesia, who can’t afford sustainable swimwear, we support them and appreciate their force and will. That's why. :)
Gerda (Founder of Makara wear)
@migerda on Instagram
Quality material and super unique cut and design. Fits perfectly. Has a bit of a Bond girl vibe. I love it.
I haven't had a chance to wear the top in the water yet, so I can only evaluate the fit when dry. The top consists of two layers and fits very comfortably close to the body. Although it ends just below my chest, I feel confident that it will not slip. For a smaller body size I have taken a size L. With the long band on the zipper in the back, it can be closed easily. The high collar is very tight when the top is closed, which I still have to get used to. However, I will try if the top can also be worn with the zipper in the front. Then maybe I can avoid the tightness at the neck from time to time.
Best swimwear store ever. My top is very pretty and stays in place when I'm wakeboarding or diving. perfection
Ordered with other stuff over 200$ so received free shipping and a gift - that was this cute recycled nylon matching scrunchy. Wearing the top to play voleyball and with a jeans to go out. Totally loving long sleeves and the cut is perfect not too short or too long. Nice job Makara wear! Totally ordering in the future.
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