About us

Twin sisters and born water babies Alie & Liza Toppa founded Missfits as an elevated and sustainable wetsuit line that enables for fun in any form. Closing the gap between function and fashion, we thoughtfully curated and designed this collection in California, tested them in Hawaii, and now operate on the east coast in our little slice of heaven - Newport, Rhode Island 

What does being a Missfit mean to us? Well we all have our own versions, and that’s what makes it special! Goofy footed, party wave enthused, and lovers of a good marg, we like to think we know how to have our fair share of fun. Through Missfits, we aim to channel that fun in a product that allows for us to look and feel our best. 

Sustainability

Our wetsuits are made using Premium Yamamoto Japanese Limestone, the highest quality & most eco-friendly neoprene on the market. This material feels like pure silk and will form-fit to your body. 

Yamamoto’s limestone is composed of over 99.7% calcium carbonate which integrates a highly sustainable process in the manufacturing of our wetsuits. In comparison to most wetsuits manufactured that use petroleum-based neoprene derived from petrochemicals that are harmful to our planet, the limestone's breakdown method is much cleaner and uses only hydroelectric power throughout the whole process. The heat used for processing and producing these raw materials is one tenth of that being used for refinding the generalized petroleum based neoprene products on the market. The generated heat from our material is utilized for the nursery of eels, an important food resource and an essential part of the food culture in Japan, pretty cool. 

Ok, so then how is the heat and electric power from this process even generated? Good question. So the heat comes from used tires and the electric power comes from dams and power stations constructed downward of high mountain ranges. 

The Japanese special technology to convert the limestone to rubber is an advanced technology to help protect the Earth’s environment and the reserves of this calcium carbonate produced from the mountains is estimated to be available for the next 3,000 years. Pretty neat stuff, we’re proud to wear it on our back! (Quite literally)