Kalani was founded in Stockholm in 2016 by us, two engineers who saw a need for smart and stylish products with sun protection, made for everyday life.
We noticed that we both had the same problem when the kids should be protected from the sun with help of a blanket. It was always moving in the same pace as the wind either if it was on the stroller, the boat or on the baby carrier. The need for a soft and good looking blanket with sun protection that could be fastened onto anything we like and anywhere we like was there. These discussions eventually resulted in Kalani being founded and our first product that we are really proud of - the Pepe Blanket.
Since having children we both have broadened our awareness of the harmfulness of sun rays and the importance of protecting the skin, both of our children and ourselves. The thought of something simple yet stylish was born. Something that could be used anywhere; on the beach but also just when walking outside or to easily bring to the sunny city vacation. This was the baseline of our ponchos which come in two models for women and a mini-me version for kids.
During the creation process we collaborate with skin doctors and fashion designers and really put our love into every detail. We have chosen high-quality suppliers for every detail in our products, and our manufacturers are all located within the EU.
Kalani means ”The Heavens” or ”The Royal One” in Hawaiian. Ka ”the” and lani ”heaven, sky, royal, majesty”. We love sunny days and the light and warmth that comes with it, but the respect for the harmful sunrays is always there. Our vision is to provide stylish and smart products with sun protection that reduces the number of skin burns around the world.
Sara and Linda