Ameyalli Swim was created when I, Maria-Fernanda Aldana Vega, wanted to convey my love for the Ocean and Traveling through a product and company. I started this project while traveling to Tulum in 2019. This project is so much more than swimwear, it is a tribute to my Mexican heritage. My signature crochet pieces are inspired by my beautiful and wonderful abuelita. I obtained inspiration from her beautiful crocheted pieces.
The name Ameyalli comes from a language that was once spoken by the ancient Aztecs, the Nahuatl Language. Ameyalli translates to: The Goddess of water that comes from the depth.
I want this project to stay honest and true to me. I assure this by making sure each hand made piece is made by the same set of high standard while staying Eco-Friendly. I ensure that all our bikinis are sustainable and ethical. Each bikini is made from recycled and eco-friendly materials.
I focus on less waste. I do not believe in fast-fashion and mass-producing therefor each Ameyalli Swim bikini is lovingly handmade to order. I work with a high quality Italian Company that process used fish nets and plastic from the Ocean into the fabric I use. This company has helped collect over 510 tons of fish nets since the companies founding in 2013.
- Maria Aldana