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Meet Morgan Murray and Elise Brigandi of Nuku in Orange County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan Murray and Elise Brigandi.

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, surf culture and weekend hunts for the perfect pair of vintage jeans.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Before we launched, it was a little rough. We had no idea how to start a company or any of the legality behind it. It was definitely a learning process for both of us but we are so grateful to have gone through it together. After we launched, it’s been way smoother than we expected. We can’t believe we sold out of our first product only 3 months after launching.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Nuku – what should we know?
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 98% 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.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
We feel that one of the most important characteristics to our success is that girls feel confident in our product. We strive to make our company inclusive of all body types.

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