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The Story Behind Our Crochet Wear


Our crochet wear is hand-made in Vienna by Michi, power mum and co-founder of arkitaip. Each piece is made just for you and therefore one of a kind. 

Michi is an absolute expert in crocheting and has more than 40 years of experience and yet, it takes her between 12-30 hours to make one piece! When ordering a piece, please bear in mind that a lot of hard work, passion and love go into it. 

We're also using linen for our crochet wear: each piece is made with a yarn spun of of 80% recycled and 20% virgin linen, a durable, low impact, and eco-conscious material.

True to the motto, 'swim wear that is good to you and the environment', each arkitaip crochet bikini is lined with ECONYL®, a recycled polyamide fabric made of recovered ocean waste like fishnets and PET-bottles and printed with our signature print.  


My mum has always had a passion for handcrafting: from baking her own bread and making delicious jams to knitting beautiful jumpers - before she buys something she at least attempts to make it with her own hands. And trust me, I can never get over the fact how talented she is ... 

She has always taught my sister and me to question how things are made - simply because she knows how much time and energy go into her own creations. 

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a picture of my mum in a crochet bikini - when she told me that she made it herself, I immediately wanted one too. And an idea was sparked and ultimately arkitaip was born ...

x Lea (the daughter-part behind arkitaip)

In case you want to know more about the process of crocheting and how to take care of your piece, please get in touch via We look forward to hearing from you! xx Michi & Lea