People have walked the earth and covered their bodies with cloth and skins for protection. We use technology, design, and sustainable business practices to create a new path.
Using the latest in sustainable and environmentally friendly technology we are able to build industry in the poorest communities of native nations and island people. Founded on the principles of "giving back more than we take", SKYA, is the solution to the world of Fast Fashion and exploitation of the workers.
Simlah (Hebrew: cloth) 75 CE Kahu (Maori: put on clothes) 500 CE Yai (Khoisan: cloth) Oldest African language, 20,000 BCE A'ahu (Hawai'i: clothes) 300 CE
SKYA is the name of our founder and a acronym for the history of global cloth. We believe the world has moved faster without asking if "faster is better". Choosing to hold onto our past will help us guide our future with purpose.
SKYA was founded in 2008 with goal to build a bridge between economic opportunity and native nation communities which lack a voice in modern textile markets. Through tourism, corporate brands, partnerships and new surf products, we bring ancient cultures out of the past and into the sales channels of today.