Our Story - Island Girl Meets City Girl
Growing up in the Philippines made up of over 7,000 islands, our founder Danica always loved being in a bikini. When she moved to LA, she was inspired to create swimsuits perfect for both beach and city living.
The brand is named after Danica's mother, Emelita, who is one of her greatest inspirations. Emelita taught her to put things to good use and to make the most of what she has. This influenced Danica to create pieces that support slow fashion, with suits that are made to be worn time and time again.
We create versatile leisure swimwear designed to be your style staple. Emelita is the wardrobe essential you can choose to wear to your morning swim, afternoon coffee run, and on nights out with friends.
Emelita is designed and made with love in Los Angeles, California.