Since the birth of MIKO Designs LLC, I have strived to cultivate and nurture a business centered around the heart, passion and perseverance that strong ass women have dedicated to their goals, souls and bodies. MIKO Designs was established with the sole (and soul) purpose of helping women realize and embrace their strengths. AND celebrate their badassness.
Unfortunately, the high esteem to which I’ve held each competitor who has chosen me as her suit designer has not translated into my suits…in both quality of suit features and material/supplies sourcing AND uniqueness.
Furthermore, I haven’t successfully communicated the essence of MIKO’s core values through my process and through designs.
For these reasons, I am stepping back & slowing down suit production in order to give each competitor and each suit exceptional care and attention. Every once in a while, I’ll have one-of-a-kind ready to ship bikinis and suits available for sale. The only change will occur with how many custom orders I will accept (which will be limited to one or two per competition season) for the time being.
In a previous blog post, one of my suggestions to competitors searching for suit designers is:
I stand by this! And, I know that I am not the designer for everyone. But, if these core values resonate with you, then lets talk!
MIKO Designs LLC – Core Values:
- Empower and Support Women – Your voice is unique and the world needs to hear, see and feel your story. My ultimate purpose is to give your stories the platform you deserve, whether you are a competitor or a suit maker!
- No bullshit, just honesty – I strive to operate with integrity and transparency because anything less is bull shit 🙂
- No to Fast-Fashion – I haven’t shopped for clothes since 2015 after my dear friend (creator of Fashion Behind the Seams) enlightened me to the nature of the fast-fashion industry. But, I ended up making suits with a fast-fashion mindset.
So, my promise is to create with slow & deliberate intention, from start to finish. From the design sketches to the last rhinestone. I want to honor your fitness journeys with meaningful, timeless and unique keepsakes. Additionally, with my KokoSwim line, I am going to source recycled materials as a means for providing an eco-conscious brand to you.
Get it? Got it? Good ♥