OKIINO means "the land that fronts the open sea” in Japanese. Inspired by nature and adventure, we make beautiful and innovative active-lifestyle products, that also positively impact people, the environment and communities.
Welcome to OKIINO.
It all began on a surf trip to Mexico in March 2014. We arrived to epic conditions and surfed till sunset, but woke up the next day to extremely sunburnt legs and bums. Achy as we felt, sunburn wasn’t going to stop us - we threw on yoga leggings and paddled out. By the last day of our trip, we noticed other women were surfing in leggings. They too, were getting burnt, and were inspired by our solution. That's when we knew our impromptu idea could turn into something more - a product that solved a real pain point.
We spent over a year researching and developing our first product - sun-protection leggings - making sure everything from fit to fabric to functionally was just right. We got feedback from surfers, yogis, and athletes around the world, resulting in the ultimate multi-functional leggings that were just as great in water as on land. A product that takes you effortlessly from sea to street to studio.
OKIINO launched in July 2015 through a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, where we received overwhelming support from 14 countries around the world. We haven’t stopped since.
- Robyn & Angeline