I am Rani Keohane, an indigenous island girl, artist & ocean sailor who built this sustainable active swim brand out of need for water wear while working in the boating industry for many years. Initially I needed suits that would be comfortable and durable for full days of work pulling up anchors and sails and a variety of water sports. Soon after I started creating suits I realized I wasn't the only one with active-swimwear needs of a life lived in and on the water. Ranifly was launched in my Caribbean home of the Virgin Islands and most recently moved to Honolulu to pursue sustainability.
We hand make our suits in our workshop in Kaimuki and print our sustainable fabrics in small batches locally with non toxic inks. We are committed to making high quality sustainable suits that are extremely comfortable, unique and last a very long time.
Right now textile production is the world’s second most polluting industry after the oil industry. The total greenhouse gas emissions from textile production currently stands at 1.2 billion tons annually. This is more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
Substituting virgin polyester with its recyclable counterpart offers up to a 90% reduction of toxic substances, a 60% reduction in energy usage, and up to a 40% dip in emissions.
Those are big numbers
Thank You so much for shopping sustainably & ethically and for taking the time to get to know my small business