Pregnancy, Creativity, and Egyptian History Unite in Khonsu Swim

In the enchanting world of Khonsu Swimwear, the threads of creativity, love for the ocean, and a fascination with Egyptian history converge to create a brand that transcends mere fashion.

Founder Colette Brewster, inspired by her own journey into motherhood, weaves a tale of resilience and passion. House of Coco dives into the depths of Khonsu Swim, a brand that echoes the divine feminine, celebrating the beauty of pregnancy and the strength of women…

Moonlit Inspiration: Naming the Goddesses of Style

The genesis of Khonsu Swim began during Colette’s third pregnancy when the quest for a suitable maternity swimsuit led her to a realization – there was a gap in the market.

Drawing from her past experience in swimwear design, Colette resurrected connections and gradually sculpted the brand. The name ‘Khonsu,’ representing the moon god who watches over travelers and symbolises fertility and protection, resonated deeply.

It mirrored Colette’s own journey, where her husband Alex, akin to the moon god, provided unwavering support, love, and protection, embodying the essence of the moon goddess.

Motherhood Chronicles: A Swimwear Line for Every Stage

Colette’s personal motherhood journey became the compass guiding Khonsu’s course. Recognising the challenges women face in finding suitable swimwear, especially during and after pregnancy, Colette set out to create a line that understood and supported women at every stage. From post-pregnancy core support to coverage for tummies, Khonsu aims to alleviate the daunting task of swimwear shopping for mothers.

Beyond Boundaries: Expansion Plans and Lessons Learned

Having previously co-founded a swimwear brand, Colette brings over a decade of experience to Khonsu. Despite the challenges of separation, she walked away to pave the way for a new venture.

The vision for Khonsu extends beyond maternity wear, with plans to launch a postpartum collection, diastasis recti-safe certified items, cover-ups, and even swimsuits for little girls – a holistic approach to catering to every stage of motherhood.

Age as a Catalyst: Understanding the Varied Stages of Motherhood

For Colette, the journey of having babies in her 20s compared to her 40s unveiled distinct challenges.

Khonsu aims to bridge the generational gap, providing a versatile and wide-ranging swimwear line that resonates with women at different stages, both mentally and physically. Through Khonsu, Colette strives to create a sense of solidarity among women facing similar experiences.

Crafting Style with Substance: The Heart of Khonsu’s Designs

Collaborating closely with her seamstress Marieneis, Colette infuses style into practicality. Feedback from moms is not just welcomed but cherished, as Colette continually upgrades and adjusts to ensure that Khonsu’s creations resonate with the real needs of mothers. The ultimate vision? To become a household name within the global mom community.

Environmental Consciousness: Crafting a Safe Alternative

At Khonsu, being a responsible brand is paramount. Colette emphasizes the importance of a safe alternative in swimwear, steering clear of recycled plastics and materials with uncertain long-term consequences.

The brand is committed to achieving this by the end of 2024. Currently engaging in responsible slow fashion, Khonsu sources fabrics and manufactures exclusively in Brazil, minimising its carbon footprint. Every drop of water used in the process is treated and reused, reducing waste and excess water use.

Quality Over Quantity: Khonsu’s Commitment to Lasting Fashion

In a world where fast fashion dominates, Khonsu Swim takes a different stance. Colette’s commitment to quality is reflected in limited quantities and the use of the highest-grade fabrics, ensuring that each swimsuit can withstand the test of time – a decade, if cared for properly. In every stitch, Khonsu echoes a commitment to longevity, sustainability, and the celebration of motherhood.

Khonsu Swim emerges not just as a swimwear brand but as a testament to the power of creativity, resilience, and the unwavering support that defines the journey of motherhood. Colette Brewster’s vision, as showcased through Khonsu Swim, is not just a brand; it’s a celebration of womanhood in all its phases, with style, substance, and a purpose that reaches beyond the surface.

Khonsu Swim invites us to dive deeper into the currents of motherhood, to celebrate the beauty of change, and to embrace the journey with open arms. In each meticulously crafted swimsuit, there is a story of empowerment, resilience, and a reminder that, like the moon and the tides, motherhood is a force that cannot be contained—a force that Khonsu Swim beautifully captures and shares with the world.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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