It’s for those who relish feeling the cool, ocean current on the heel of their hand, the sting of salt and the sun-warmed sand. It’s for those who know the gift of bright mornings, long evenings and idle hours in-between.
Inspired by Australia’s arid coastlines and desert landscapes, our timeless designs in earthen colour palettes are produced in limited runs, removing the emphasis from acquisition of material towards the things that really matter.
Rooted in a deep connection with nature, Hakea was conceived with sustainability at its core. From the outset, our commitment to eco-conscious practices was unwavering – from sourcing high-quality recycled fabrics to crafting timeless designs with longevity in mind.
Our journey is not merely about designing considered garments but fostering a lifestyle that celebrates leisure and adventure. A minute, an hour or a day - taken to slowly peel an orange, steal away to surf or cook an elaborate meal and eat it al fresco. Hakea is for that state of being, most fleeting and precious, of feeling uninhibited and free.
In the midst of my design career, a longing for change began to take root, beckoning me away from the concrete jungle toward the sun-drenched shores where the call of surfing awaited. Amidst this transition I found myself grappling with a glaring gap in the market – a lack of swim and surf wear that resonated with my personal style.
Daggy rash guards and tiny bikinis were dominating the surf scene's narrative. Finding something I felt confident to wear in the ocean that wasn’t either stylishly impractical, or ill-fitting was impossible.
Hakea is my solution to functional and comfortable swimwear you can feel confident wearing. Versatile pieces that seamlessly blend the intersection of coastal and city style.
“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” — David AttenboroughAs lovers of the natural world, doing our best to coexist with it is integral. There are many facets to sustainability and while we’re not yet perfect, we are always actively seeking to lighten our footprint. We promise you transparency and reliable information, so that you can feel confident in the quality and impact of your purchase.