Our story

If you Google the word "sestra" (pronounced as /ˈsɛstra/) you would find a word that traces its origins to Europe and has three direct meanings: sibling, nurse, or nun.

For the two of us, Maxine Schrijvers-de Jesus ("Max") and Maureen Schrijvers ("Mau"), Sestra Swimwear and "sestra" not only describes our creation but also our relationship as sisters. We started Sestra Swimwear in the fourth quarter of 2017 because Max, who just gave birth six months earlier, found the swimwear options being offered in the market limited and not up to her style.

Mau meanwhile, loves to spend any chance she can to go to the beach, to feel the sand between her toes, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila.

Combining our fashion knowledge, love for the beach and other bodies of water, and keen sense of what women want and need, we created full sets, tops, and bottoms that range from XS to 3XL sizes. 

Because we know that every body is unique, we made sure that you can customize the sizes of our full sets; allowing you to mix and match tops and bottoms according to your body shape and size.

We hope that you enjoy our products as much as when we designed and made them. So from two sisters who share the same passion for swimwear, we hope to extend this sisterhood with you, through our products.