"i've worn and loved my suit, can you fix it?"
we take immense pride in the garments we produce - and we hope you do too! each garment we make at malia mills is sewn by an incredible group of people from materials created for us by the very best mills in the world. our master cutter frank has been with Malia Mills for over 20 years and cuts every individual component for every single swimsuit. sara, owner of her family-owned, female operated factory, nurtures her team who meticulously sews each piece, turnback, strap and topstitches every zig-zag. sunny and his team produces our clothing in small batches with immense care. our garments are truly a labor of love!
despite extraordinary attention to detail, stitches may break, a hem may come undone, a button may come loose. this is a beautiful reflection of the humanity behind each piece we make. the materials we source for our swim have been tested by the experts who make them but even these will not last forever. a wooden ring might crack, a hook might break. over time, fabric will show signs of wear and love. from saltwater to chlorine to lotions and sunscreen, swim is exposed to all kinds of things that will take their toll.
we want everyone to have a reasonable expectation for the lifespan of their swim.
we take extra pride in making swim that lasts a crazy long time, many are handed down from one generation to the next! (as @sinquee posted about a 23 year old mm style: "there are many miracles out there. this one is the bikini miracle. @maliamillsnyc bottoms. no other suit can claim this kind of elasticity. i wish i could inject it in my face.")
the promises we make:
we don't guarantee our swim will last forever, but we promise to work with hustle and heart to create styles that will look and feel gorgeous for many seasons. kind of like the 6 months or 60,000 miles warranty for a car -- the more you wear a garment, the sooner it will wear out.
we promise to be reasonable in our assessment of what might be repaired. if a suit has been worn and loved for several years we will encourage you to retire it, rather than try a repair that won't yield great results.