“Mika aims to produce quality, fresh & flattering clothing that is made for movement and feels amazing. Each piece is crafted with YOU in mind to make you feel comfortable, confident, and inspired.”
Mika’s main goal is to design and create products that are made for movement, inspiring you to be your most positive and bold self. In each aspect of our business, from design to production to sales, we set our standards high and are dedicated to creating an experience that celebrates our makers, our doers, and our community. Each piece you purchase is carefully crafted by our dedicated teams in Peru and Brazil, who bring our mission to life.
Family owned and operated, our management team down to our production teams are treated with the highest ethical and business standards in the biz, and they love what they do, which we hope is visible in the products we bring to you! Forgoing a corporate business model, we at Mika love to keep it personal. From our boutique shopping experience to our small batch manufacturing of our own product, we keep our quality high and value our customers above all.
10 things that Set Us Apart
1. Hands on
We do all of our photography & design in house. Instead of going through a modeling agency, we showcase the wonderful women we meet in the studio, through friends & the lovely #mikachicas that are a part of the team!
2. Practice what we Preach
We live, breathe, and dream MIKA. We can’t help but love what we do. Our desire to create comes from a passion within & it is important for us that this translates organically in the line. Laura, the founder, has been practicing yoga for 15 years & is a certified Bikram Teacher. You can spot her in many of the creative yoga snaps we share.
3. Family Owned & Operated
We are not only a husband + wife team, we work with Rafael, our Dad, and Janine, our sister, as well! We are also proud to share that we manufacture our Peruvian goods in a small family owned factory in Peru.
4. We take our Adventuring Seriously
We are adventure seekers & take our photography and media material to heart. We love traveling, bringing our team with us, meeting people on the way, and most of all being a hands on company. We are obsessed with CREATING.
5. We say NO to Photoshopping Bodies
We don’t photoshop body parts & believe that sharing untouched bodies is very important to the core belief of our company: Empowerment. Our desire is to create clothes that make you feel good & in turn we believe that it is our responsibility to keep it real in the images we put out. Bends, rolls, stretch marks, and birthmarks are part of life! It’s not about being perfect, it’s about showcasing beauty in it’s entirety.
6. We take things to the Sexy Side
It’s no secret our shorts are sometimes cheeky. We aren’t afraid to take things to the sexy side & have PROUDLY supported the pole community from the start of the line.
7. We uphold ethical and fair business standards
Along with using biodegradable/recyclable packaging, we participate in the Green Initiative, are Certified Carbon Neutral, AND our swim collection is Eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable.
We believe in using the best raw materials, labor practices, and production procedures. All of our awesome employees are treated with respect and tolerance and we employ no one under the age of 18. At our manufacturing site, we pay our employees above industry standards, offer vacation days, and abide by the high standards set by the Ministry of Labor in South America.
Long story short, we love our earth, our product, and most importantly, our employees!
8. We Proudly Embrace our Latin Roots
We embrace our Latin roots & love incorporating a touch of Peru & our boho spirit in the designs to share where we come from.
9. We Support a Variety of Artists
Our accessories are handmade from local artists of Peru, our malas are handmade by our talented friend Ky and our mat designs are created with original artwork.
10. We aren’t cookie cutter PERFECT
By any means. We dig deep & aren’t afraid of getting our feet dirty. We are constantly learning, growing & awaiting feedback from YOU. We take risks, try new things, fail, learn, succeed, grow, have setbacks but at the end of the day, our hearts are in this. FULLY. Our love for the brand is unparalleled & we will continue to strive to be the best we can be with the help of your feedback & support.