Hawaii Designer Naomi Newirth on Acacia Bikinis
Maui native Naomi Newirth gives us the skinny on Acacia, the flirty swimwear line she launched with Lyndie Irons.
When we heard a rumor that a bikini created by a local swimwear company appeared in the 2011 swimsuit issue ofSports Illustrated, we had to investigate. What we found was Acacia Swimwear, created by Maui native Naomi Newirth and SoCal’s Lyndie Irons….
Friends for almost ten years now, Newirth and Irons launched the Acacia line in 2010. Newirth, a surfer, recognized a need for swimsuits that fit the active lifestyle that defines Hawaii. “It’s hard to find that bikini, and we kind of wear them smaller in Hawaii,” she says. Modeling swimsuits since she was 15, Irons added fuel to the fire with her own lifelong passion to start a swimwear line. The line’s name comes from Newirth’s middle name, which means stability and purity, the perfect themes to encompass their practical designs…..
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Big thanks to talented writer Laura Berbusse & Honolulu Magazine for the article!
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