Our Story

It all started for us on the island of Tavarua, where we fell in love with swimwear. A year later, we made our dreams our reality.
Elise Brigandi + Morgan Murray


NUKU was founded in Newport Beach, California. Two daughters of the ocean with a passion for design and eyes on the horizon. Morgan Murray and Elise Brigandi joined creative forces after an inspirational trip to Fiji. Both Southern California natives, their journey began in high school where they bonded over a shared love of swimwear and surf culture.

We bring you swimwear for the new generation. Endlessly mixable separates that keep a little change in the bank for your next adventure. Mix and match or wear the set. Our brand is committed to bringing you a collection of swimsuits that are flattering, comfortable and well made. 

We had a dream. You made it happen. See you on the beach. 



Nuku strives to deliver the absolute best for our customers. We also aim to be as eco-friendly as possible. Our fabric is made from 78% recycled materials and the packaging used, comes from recycled products. We care about the environment and we want this world to have a few more good beach days.



We believe it is important to keep things local. All of our packaging, fabric, stickers, and production is done here in the United States.