K I N was born from a childhood dream of founder Mariana Neves. Mariana was born in the Algarve, Portugal, and so the beach is part of her life. After a few years the idea materialized and together with her boyfriend, Luís Vala,
K I N came to life, a modern swimwear in contemporary cuts and minimal style.
The name K I N, like the dream of having a swimwear brand, came up one summer afternoon on the beach.
"Kin" in Japanese means golden. Besides being a cute little name, we thought it made perfect sense, because one of the summer color is golden. Golden as the sun, golden as the sand and summer skin.
K I N are based in Lisbon and all the pieces are designed and produced ethically in Portugal.