PingHwa Okorie: The Nigerian Entrepreneur Designing Swimwear For Black Women's Bodies
Photo Credit: @_ping_pong Instagram

Photo Credit: @_ping_pong Instagram

PingHwa Okorie: The Nigerian Entrepreneur Designing Swimwear For Black Women's Bodies

black owned business , Nigeria , Lagos , Nigeria
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Aug 21, 2020

PingHwa Okorie’s passion for the beach came early in life. Okorie, whose father is Nigerian and mother is Taiwanese, traveled to tropical destinations often.

But during those many trips to the beach with her family, she felt that the swimwear she bought were never quite right. That’s why she created her own.

“Growing up in Lagos, it was hard to find swimwear that I loved and felt comfortable in. I wanted to create something that was soft on the skin, that was high quality and sophisticated and that’s how Salt and Sunscreen were born,” she said. “As a beach lover and traveler, I’m always looking for pieces that are fashion-forward and chic. Now I can bring that beauty and style into pieces for all women.”

In 2019, Okorie created Salt and Sunscreen. The brand is based on the beauty of an African woman—the feminine physique and accentuated curves. The swimwear line is made to make you feel effortlessly chic in.

“Whether you’re lounging poolside or on an exotic getaway, these suits are made to make you shine,” said Okorie. “All our designs are adjustable and have that soft to touch feel.”