KiniBands

Hair Ties + Head Bands Made With Love By The Sea

San Diego, California On Etsy since 2013

KiniBands

Hair Ties + Head Bands Made With Love By The Sea

San Diego, California | 6 Sales

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Announcement    We are celebrating! We just received an initial order from a BIG swimwear retailer to test out our product! More news on that to come soon!

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Last updated on Dec 3, 2015

We are celebrating! We just received an initial order from a BIG swimwear retailer to test out our product! More news on that to come soon!

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About KiniBands

Sales 6
On Etsy since 2013

Kini Bands: Made By The Sea in Southern California

How Kini Bands Began:

Thank you for checking out Kini Bands. I founded Kini Bands while living in Los Angeles, working on a swimwear line I had moved there the pursue.

I lived by the water in Marina del Rey, and one night, we were in the middle of a brownout due to all the sea water in the air. The power was off, my laptop was out of battery, and I was feeling creative.

I had bags of swim strings and boxes of custom metal cord ends for my string bikinis. I put them together to make little bracelets for myself. I was struggling with launching a bikini brand on my own, and I still recall thinking that I'd wear the new bands I'd created as a reminder of my goals.

Thank Goodness For Good Friends:
I wore them on my wrist everyday, and friends began asking me to make them too, but in different colors to coordinate with their outfits. I had started with only black and purple so I had some work to do.

This remained a hobby for well over a year, and it wasn't until I was in a pinch one day and needed a hair tie that I realized the bracelets I had created made perfect hair ties.

And they were cute. I was onto something and it needed a name.

"Kini" like Bikini & "Bands" like Hair Bands:
I wrapped up my fourth and final runway show at LA Fashion Week, and dove head first into the business, learning everything as I went. All the while, keeping to a shoestring budget.

A Stroke of Luck:
I posted a picture of Kini Bands on social media, and had two friends with beauty studios say they were interested in carrying them. And they wanted matching headbands. I couldn't believe it. I created the collection as I went, and quickly added retail locations.

As of spring 2018, we're now in over 500 locations worldwide, and growing. We're now carrying hair ties, headbands, sweatbands, tie ups, and head wraps. And thanks to more amazing friends, I'm getting help with my online presence to bring Kini Bands to even more people throughout the world.

Shop members

  • Joanna Kinsman

    Owner, Designer

    Joanna founded Kini Bands as the result of excess material from her swimwear line, Kinsman Swim, and soon the bands became their own entity. She loves designing pieces that attract the attention of affluent connoisseurs of fashion all over the world.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 9, 2015
Welcome to Kini Bands at Etsy.com!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We've never experienced a refund, but in the event that you'd like to do so, please contact us within 10 days of receiving your product.
Payment
We look forward to you helping us to spread the love of Kini Bands throughout the world. Cancellations may be accepted within 12 hours of your order if they have no already been shipped. All payments are to be made with Etsy.
Shipping
Kini Bands ship all over the world. Please allow up to 10 days to receive your bands. Note that international orders may be subject to customs fees incurred by your country of residence, which we are not responsible for.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact us for wholesale and custom requests.