About

The Kamara story

Kamara Australia | Kirsty and Naomi Collings | Founders

Luxury Swimwear with an Australian twist

Sisters Kirsty and Naomi are behind the iconic Australian Made Swimwear Label - Kamara Australia.

Using bold prints, unique designs and rich protective fabrics; to deliver ethical swimwear perfection through the most luxurious sun protection available...and it is made right here in Australia. 

After Naomi was diagnosed with Melanoma, the siblings started a movement to spread awareness of sun damage while producing the long awaited style that has been missing from Sun Protection – and so Kamara was born. 

Kirsty and Naomi's Father descends from Gugu Badhun and Kutjal people in Northern Queensland, while their Mother’s Scottish side presents in Naomi’s fiery red hair. Their home, especially the sea and connection with it, heavily influences everything about Kamara. It’s in their reasons for creating it, why they keep doing it, and the design of the swimsuits themselves.

With a focus on sustainability and manufacturing locally in Australia, the sisters were determined to reimagine sun protection. The goal, design "undeniably gorgeous, sun-conscious swimwear for a country that has some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. We wanted to create a range that would provide customers with worry-free beautiful time in the sun," says Naomi.

Kamara has featured in Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, Brisbane Fashion Month, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, and multiple digital and printed publications internationally. Spreading designer Sun Conscious Swimwear throughout Australia and the world.

Kamara entices all to change their perspective on the importance of Sun Protection. By creating a luxurious and unique range of long sleeve One-pieces, separates Swim Tops (rashie) and Swim Pants, providing not only beautiful swimwear, but a lifesaving gift – the label's greatest achievement.

“Building a loyal following that love our brand and our beautiful swimwear has been a highlight. Improving the Body image of women is my favourite thing to hear from Kamara women. I love when they share things like they are excited to be seen in their swimwear and that they wear  Kamara Australia pieces everywhere. This feedback is confirmation we are doing things right, achieving our goals and fulfilling our purpose that drove us to begin Kamara Australia Naomi.

“The future is exciting for the label. We will continue to create beautiful swimwear and share the sun protection message with women around the world” Kirsty.

Kamara Australia proudly supports the Melanoma Institute Australia, donating $1 from each sale to assist with their work in preventing and curing melanoma.