The contest winner of Chic Eco’s 2009 swimwear designer poll is Nikki Sayavanh for Nikster LLC. Her bikinis, all made with sustainable materials, are inspired by nature and healthy living. The company motto is “the sexier side of green” for swimwear collections that are beyond traditional bikinis.
Nikki offers genuine Brazilian bikinis and eco-bikinis with an exotic flair. Some of her designs are carefully hand-finished through macrame stitching, embroidered beads or hand-painting. The accessories are made with coconuts, bamboo, shells, pearls, stones, wood, recycled metals, and other hand-selected tropical elements from around the globe. Manufacturing the eco-bikini line in the U.S. reduces her company’s carbon footprint. Even the packaging is recycled.
Her fabric choices are bamboo, soy and organic cotton blended with spandex. Very soft, stretchable, breathable and durable are important material characteristics sought for her swimwear. The focus is sustainability and low impact in each creation.
Nikki created her nikster™ brand with a passionate goal. That was to give back to the environment and society. She wanted her clients to look glamorous and sexy while being socially conscious women. Nikki impressively incorporated her vision into an eclectic collection made from love, trust and respect to benefit our planet and the human race.
Nikki says that at Nikster, a woman’s body is her temple and an expression of inner beauty and strength. Such consciousness shines through and revitalizes the wearer’s appearance. Most important, the wearer feels comfort and tranquility in her swimwear.
Last year Nikki participated in green fashion shows with positive recognition from TreeHugger, Alternative Consumer, Eco Fashion World, and more. She established a charitable system of donations from portions of sales proceeds. All recipients are like-minded charities and organizations.
Nikster is a seasoned retailer, now opening the doors to shopkeepers everywhere. Wholesale queries are encouraged with customized service. That means terms are established on per basis needs because no two stores are identical. I think that also spells friendly competition management.