Liani Swim is a Californian based socially conscious bikini brand supporting artisan communities in Peru. We began our journey in 2013 on a trip to Peru while visiting rural areas in the Andes Mountains and small villages close to the coastline. We were so amazed to learn of the beautiful artisan handmade traditions, but very sad to see how communities in these regions had little hope of a better life.
With little hope of finding local markets to sell their crafts, artisans often are forced to abandon their cultural traditions and leave their villages moving to crowded cities taking on any work they can find to make ends meet.
We became instantly inspired to help and created Liani Swim to directly support artisan communities and preserve their beautiful artisan traditions. Much more than providing stable, fair jobs, our project has evolved into an innovative environment that encourages the development of new skills and the use of more modern technologies that the artisan communities previously did not have access to. The result was even more amazing as we found our participants wanted to be more involved in our vision, learn, and share the experience with other new artisans.
We love working directly with the artisan communities and it brings us great joy to see their smiles of hope!