We are two sisters. We make boardsocks* on demand in our cozy studio in Athens, Greece.
And we are incredibly happy you have joined our ride.
kauskaki started when one of us, Maribel, got a new board and the other, Savina, a new sewing machine courtesy of Santa. The idea modestly developed into an on-the-side project that kept us connected in many ways, even though we are constantly miles apart.
kauskaki is so pretty that it can make you new friends before or after your surf session. Sometimes will even win you a wet hug. Every kauskaki is a unique piece of art. We make everything by hand, to order and to measure, so it takes a bit longer than grabbing a surfboard sock off the shelf.
But kauskaki is more than just a pretty face. We aim to improve and reinvent everything we offer - products and customer experience - with every single product, stitch and surf session. And we try to surf lots together and smile lots more along the way.
Everything we do at kauskaki, since we first started nearly five years ago, we stick to our promise of designing and making eye-catching, functional and durable products that offer light protection to your precious possessions, and ours. We tailor them to fit your special board perfectly (we call it the 'perfect hug feeling') but they typically fit your new or old board pretty well, unless they vary a lot in dimensions.
We go scouting for fabrics pretty often, and only buy a small quantity, like a meter or two so we have a good variety of carefully selected patterns. From our library of fabrics, we uniquely combine some for each kauskaki design. We are also working on our own patterned prints. This is on an experimental basis for now, but let us know if you are interested in submitting your illustrations or having a special fabric printed for your surfboard sock.
Some curious lovely people found out about kauskaki and got us featured here and there. Check out our 1st ever blog post for more.
- maribel & savina x
*Surfboards are closer to home and our heart but we accept custom orders for any other boards including longboards, SUP, kitesurf, snowboards etc. People refer to our core product as surf sock, board sock, board cover, surfboard sock cover (yep, both!), surfboard stretch cover, surfboard light protective bag, surfboard day bag, surfboard sleeve (heard that from our Aussie friends)...just to name a few.
O U R S T O R Y S O F A R
Somewhere in the 1980s | kauskaki sisters are born in Athens just under three years apart from each other.
>> fast forward (we had you for a moment there huh?)
Xmas 2012 | the idea.
and then the experiment.
followed by a rapid prototype.
we like it.
how do we call 'it'.
20 April 2013 | the name - kauskaki- that's how they call little socks in Indonesia.
the first experimental order.
testing. test. one. two. test.
the product trial: a great excuse for a surf trip.
the second experimental order.
the first investment.
August 2014 | the modest launch.
the random hashtag #feedyourcrocodile
first add-on design: pocket
careful examination of feedback.
the more we make, the more we love 'it'.
25 May 2015 | etsy shop launch.
formal add-on launch: pocket and nose padding
11 June 2015 | facebook page launch.
July 2015 | 31BeachStreet apres-surf beachwear collection launch.
November 2015 | kauskaki minions launch.
March 2016 | SS16 Surfsock collection launch. Brand strategy focus.
September 2016 | AW17 Surfsock collection launch.
February 2017 | SS17 Surfsock collection pre-launch.
Today | kauskaki fabric artwork prints in progress