We are two sisters.
We make surf accessories in our cozy studio in Athens, Greece.
We are mostly known for our après-surf playsuits and on-demand surfboard socks.
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 'microbrand' project that kept us connected in many ways, even though we are constantly miles apart.
We are all about thoughtful design.
For us, this means looks (deep, we know), function, zero waste and durability. And that is why our products are way more than just a pretty face.
And we treat our customers the same way we treat any design process. With bottomless love and thoughfulness.
But you probably know all that already. In the odd case you landed here via a weird route, feel free to read a little more About Us before you continue.
⋮SMALL BATCHES. ZERO WASTE. GLOBAL REACH⋮OUR JOURNEY SO FAR⋮
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. And it sounds super cute in Greek.
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.
followed by more solid branding.
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 beachwear collection launch.
November 2015 | kauskaki minions launch.
4 January 2016 | we registered kauskaki ltd with the Companies House in the UK. Serious business now huh?
March 2016 | SS16 Surfsock collection launch. Brand strategy focus.
May 2016 | https://kauskaki.gr website launch.
September 2016 | AW17-17 Surfsock collection launch.
February 2017 | SS17 Surfsock collection pre-launch.
November 2017 | Special AW17-18 "Oh, Collection" where our Oh, Surfboard Socks meet our limited edition matching winter Oh, Playsuit, which was introduced as a surprise item. Both featuring kauskaki exclusive fabric artwork prints inspired by our shared surftrip memories. In other words, our grandest project to date. #kauskakiOhCollection #comeoutandplaysuit #only31inthelineup
We are ever so happy that you have scrolled or even read all the way to here!
Wet hugs x