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. 



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 recycled Nylon picked up from the oceans and landfills. It then gets regenerated into virgin Nylon to be used for our swimwear. We love the idea of zero waste and do what we can do follow those practices. All the packaging used comes from recycled products making everything biodegradable. Sustainability is huge for us and we hope to inspire the future generations to feel the same.



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