The Founders Series featuring Mika Oakes, founder of Moloco Swimwear

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Welcome to the Founders Series where we chat with a few of our favorite mama entrepreneurs who have created amazing brands that we find truly inspiring. In this series, you will get the inside scoop on how these women started their companies, manage work-life balance, stay creative and so much more. We hope you follow along and come to love these mamas and brands as much as we do!
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A little about Mika

Mika Oakes is a Brooklyn-based mama, a former fashion industry insider and yoga enthusiast. Mika founded Moloco after her own struggle to find a chic, functional swimsuit during her pregnancy and postpartum journey into motherhood. She knew mamas deserved better, so she set out to create what she couldn’t find.The MOLOCO mama is a woman that understands quality and cares about feeling good in her own skin.
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Why we love Moloco

Moloco is the first brand that we have found that makes comfortable and fashionable maternity swimwear. We feel like a lot of the other brands, make pieces that are meant to be thrown away after you are finished breastfeeding. The swimwear that Moloco makes, makes you feel beautiful and empowered, it is truly a line that you will want to continue wearing for many years postpartum. 
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Where the name comes from

Moloko is a direct translation from Slavic for “milk” They changed the “k” to a “c” – a little softer around the edges. 🤍
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Our favorite Moloco pieces

Mika gave us a code just for you! Use code 'Anook20' for 20% off your first order. Discount code is active the whole month of June.