SWAKiKO: Surf Tees with Soul!
SWAKiKO is a surf-brand that was founded on the Island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean in 2018 by two good friends, Len Vonk and Marcel Peijs.
While living there, we both acknowledged the lack of unique, artistic and legendary surf-designs among the existing T-shirt brands offered to us. This led to the following conversation...
Len: SWA (Dude)! We are going to make our own T-shirts!
Marcel: KiKO? (WHAT?)
Len: We're going to make our own T-shirts!
Marcel: SWA, KiKO? (Dude, WHAT?)!
Len: Own T-shirts! Serio swa! (Serious dude!)
After our search for the right shirts, printer, shipper, web-shop provider and other logistics solutions, SWAKiKO T-shirts are now available worldwide through our online surf-shop
SWAKiKO Creates unique surf designs on fair and sustainable cotton > Surf Tees with Soul!
As surfers, with our own surf-brand, we think it is right to give something back to the oceans which grant us the opportunity to fully enjoy our favourite activity in life.
We realize that surfing amongst turtles, rays, dolphins, seals and sometimes whales, is a privilege that we have to protect. SWAKiKO therefore supports organizations that take initiatives to clean up our oceans, as well as organizations that invest in biodegradable alternatives to our overreliance on single-use plastics, like Clean Coast Bonaire.
*All profits of our T-shirts in our "Fantastic Plastic" line, go directly to supporting the above projects.
In addition, SWAKiKO participates in events such as the Wild Plastic Art Show, which aims to raise awareness around environmentally-threatening production and consumption patterns.