Capittana was founded in October 2014 by Raffaella and Stefano, sister and brother, and started as a small start-up to offer fashion-forward and high-quality swimwear to the women of Peru. Since then, operations have expanded beyond national borders to South America, North America, Europe and Asia.
THE WORD ‘CAPITTANA’ MEANS ‘FEMALE CAPTAIN’ WHICH REPRESENTS A STRONG, CONFIDENT AND INDEPENDENT WOMAN WHO LIVES LIFE WITH PASSION.
All of our products represent sustainability and female empowerment . The fabrics are produced in a factory that recycles its water, uses solar panels and has tree plantations to neutralize its carbon output. After, the garments are handcrafted by at-risk women and single mothers in Lima, Peru. These women are not just employees but partners of the brand. We strive to empower them by lifting them out of poverty, providing a stable income and offering a safe, welcoming working environment.