We are a lifestyle brand encapsulating a tropical sensibility with reverence for nature and a love of the wild. Styled from a quintessentially Brazilian point of view, we believe your swimsuit should frame your curves with classic, simple cuts and feminine shapes that leave minimal tan lines after a day in the sun.
All of our suits are sewn by talented seamstresses in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, in the south of Brazil where our family is from. Our flagship store is located in Caraíva, Bahia, Brazil where we currently reside.
We deeply believe in environmental and social responsibility. We have to make a difference using new business models which are good for the world while providing excellent products and services for customers as well as adequate results for our companies. For us, measuring business performance must also include our impact on natural, social and human capital. All our solid coloured suits are made, inside and outside, with Amni Soul Eco, the world's first biodegradable yarn and faster decomposed once on the landfill. The fabrics will turn into biomass within 28 months instead of 11 years like other traditional materials. For our printed suits we use biodegradable lining and fabric made of recycled plastic bottles because we have not yet reached the high minimum order policy the manufacturer demands for print on biodegradable fabric, but we are close and working hard to fill up this gap. Our patterns are all printed with water based ink, free from heavy metals. 100% of the water used in the printing process is reused and 95% of all waste generated by fabric manufacturers goes for recycling. We package our suits with packaging material from @ecoenclose and @noissueco, recyclable and compostable materials. We never negotiate the price of labor and we pay the full price in all of the steps of our productive chain. All of the above gives a meaning and purpose to what we do at MAMAZOO because we love and care for Nature and People.
Designer and founder Maria Ana Moura, an international citizen in the truest sense, was born in Germany, grew up in Switzerland and lived in Costa Rica, Barcelona, New York, LA and Brazil. She boasts a diverse background in graphic design and art direction in addition to fashion design graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Fluent in six languages and a lover of nature, the exotic and the wild, she believes deeply in sustainability and social responsibility in her design and business process and takes this into account with every partnership she builds. MAMAZOO, the culmination of her artistic passions and vast creative experience, was founded in 2012. Maria Ana Moura currently lives and works between Caraíva, Floripa and Brooklyn NY. Besides her swimwear business she also owns two bungalows on the beach of Caraíva, Bahia, available to rent on Airbnb, Bangalôs Mamazoo @bangalosmamazoo.