The meaning of Ohana lies on the essence of a larger family that is not necessarily connected by blood. A person’s ohana can include their best friends, neighbors, or anyone else who is special in their life. The people within it are bound together by genuine compassion, culture, support, loyalty, and love for each other.
You ask, what is our aim. I can answer in one word. It is Family. That is exactly what Ohana Family Wear represents through our range of beach wear designed to celebrate our African culture, different body shapes and sizes. Ohana Family wear combines the latest fabrics, colours and prints to create modern designs influenced by emerging international trends as well as the African culture. This is what sets as apart from the other swimwear lines. We want each Ohana swimwear to be a real piece of art and to convey its inspirational side as well as to challenge the senses. Hence why it’s a highly inventive luxury brand drawing inspiration from traditions and cultures.
Ohana was founded by Neema Nkatha Kinoti. She was a twenty three year old final year student at United States International University- Africa at the time. She studied finance and had working experience at Fusion Capital in the area of Investment and Fund management. She has also worked with Versatile Insurance Agency as a sales agent. Through interaction with entrepreneurs both in the family and out there, she has been looking forward to develop her company. Her opportunity came when she traveled with the family abroad two years ago and she saw how people are doing business and thought of how to add value to Kenya.