About ilha swimwear

Designer and founder Shannon Moe brings together swimwear elements from around the world to create fun, stylish, and unique bikinis.

Growing up with frequent visits to the Hawaiian island of Maui, she was quickly enthralled with the ocean, beach, and of course, the bikini. A six month adventure in South America opened her eyes to the flattering cut and bare-it-all attitude of the beach worshippers of Brazil and Argentina.

Inspired and always searching for the perfect fit, Shannon moved to Australia where she attended design classes at the Australian Institute of Fashion Design.

With all the tools she needed, she returned home to rainy Seattle and got to work, creating all of her own designs and even sewing each piece individually. So everything you get from ilha comes straight from her hands!