Papaia Praia was born from a mother and daughter’s dream. A pharmacist and a dentist, both with one will: create a swimwear for the real women. For the Portuguese woman with all the shapes, for the mother running after her children at the beach, for the young woman who wants a delicate and feminine item, for the woman who doesn’t want to show much and the one who likes to show too much. We wanted designs that embodies the reality of every woman not made for cover-models. Because our world, though dreamful, it’s the real world.
We created our brand in 2017, almost as a joke, with every item handmade by us in a guestroom turned atelier. A couple of friends’ orders became hundreds of requests from friends of friends and customer all over the country, thus, in March 2018 Papaia Praia was launched, with national production and full dedication to this project.
All our items are designed and hand-made in Portugal, with high quality fabrics. We are environmentally conscious, our lycras come from fishermen and plastics found in the ocean, and we work in a controlled and safe environment. We are a Portuguese brand. Designed for Portuguese women. And made in Portugal.