Camila Swimwear is a young and vibrant bikini brand born in the ocean-minded community of South Florida, where summer is celebrated all year round.
Designed by Camila Carmichael, and brought to life by the hands of local seamstresses in Colombia, each piece is hand-cut and individually made with handpicked fabrics and materials of the best quality.
We pride ourselves on being a small business that offers authentic high quality designs that are not mass-produced.
THE STORY TOLD BY CAMILA
Back in Junior High, I was part of a Marine Conservation Chapter in Florida (where I grew up) and thought that selling swimwear at my dad’s scuba shop would help collect funds to take the chapter to new levels. Good intentions were not enough and the idea was not successful, but the passion for "swimwear art" was born and entrepreneurship was the best way for me to explore my creativity.
It was a struggle for a good couple of years, but I did not want to give up and as soon as I graduated from High School, I decided to leave home in the U.S. to start a new life in Medellin (Colombia) and find ways to improve the manufacturing of our products. In the process, I realized that it takes an army to make a brand happen and that such army was made up of all the great people I’ve worked with along the way.
With each struggle that Camila Swimwear had to overcome, and with each failing idea came a lesson that helped me understand that a brand is more than just that... A brand can be a movement that changes people’s life. Camila Swimwear actually created jobs! Making a positive impact in the world… and knowing this motivates me beyond anything.
Originally founded to fund a Youth Chapter, Camila Swimwear still keeps true to its giving-back philosophy by supporting the Colombian chapter of Dress for Success, an organization that focuses its effort to economically empower women across the globe.
We also take pride on employing local seamstresses in Colombia and we pledge on hiring services and buying goods from other small businesses like ours.