ORIGINS

Born in New Zealand, designed in France

In 2003 pro triathletes Helene Salomon and Craig Watson hung up thier wesuits, TT bikes and race flats to found Kiwami. Craig the “Kiwi” and Hélène the "amie" (friend in French) know what’s required to make trisuits that perform; Craig was 3rd at the 2001 ITU World Champs, is a former ITU  N°1 ranked athlete and represented New Zealand in triathlon at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, while Hélène is multiple French champ and was the first Frenchwoman to win an official IRONMAN® event. Both are still active athletes and are always the first people to test Kiwami’s new products.

 

The first product created by Kiwami was the emblematic « Amphibian » trisuit, which is still used by numerous pros and national teams, and has been a constant in the past 3 Olympic triathlon events. The Kiwami brand continues to grow through the constant conception of innovating products and renowned customer services. Kiwami offers a complete collection of triathlon race wear, made by triathletes for triathletes. All Kiwami products are designed and refined by Kiwami’s own staff at our headquarters in the south west of France.

 

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Kiwi
Courage

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Rooster
Pride

100%

Expertise
Quality

100%

Innovation
Performance

  • 2003

    Creation of the Kiwami brand name
    and company by pro triathletes
    Helene Salomon (France)
    and Craig Watson (New Zealand)

  • 2004

    Athens Olympic Games : First medal for the Amphibian trisuit with Sven Riederer (SUI).

  • 2005

    Peter Reid (CAN) 3rd at Ironman World Championships, Kona in A-Short / K-Singlet combo

  • 2005

    Sartrouville wins the French Grand Prix competition, beginning a 9-year collaboration between Kiwami and the world’s best club team in the world.

  • 2007

    Kiwami race suits win the elite men’s and women’s titles at the ITU World Championships in Hamburg: Daniel Unger (GER) and Vanessa Fernandes (POR)

  • 2008

    Laura Reback (USA) finishes 4th at the Pekin Olympic Games wearing a Wahina Max swimsuit. More than 30% of the Olympic Games triathletes compete in Kiwami suits.

  • 2008

    Kiwami opens distribution sites in the USA and Canada.

  • 2009

    The Russian trio of Polyansky, Bryukhankov, Tutukin achieve an historic trifecta at the World Cup wearing the Amphibian 008 suit

  • 2010

    Kiwami opens it’s own sublimation and manufacture site in France

  • 2012

    Kiwami builds a new headquarters incorporating design, manufacture, printing, sales, administration and warehouse units

  • 2013

    Rachel Klaamer (NED) wins the European Triathlon Championship wearing an Amphibian 008 Openback suit

  • Janvier 2014

    Kiwami’s new triathlon suit the « Spider WS1 » wins a Gold Award for Best Performance Base Layer product at ISPO Munich, the world’s biggest sports industry trade show

  • Mars 2014

    Kiwami opens a distribution site in Germany

  • Today

    Kiwami outfits more than 350 clubs and teams worldwide with technical comfortable and stylish triathlon kit.

  • Tomorrow

    Exciting new projects
    are already in the works

9432 hEURES DE TRAVAIL

11 ANNées D'EXPéRIENCE

112000 Tenues fabriquées

1380 athlètes équipés


manufacture

A production unit "Made in France"

    Our headquarters in Montardon(64)

    Email: contact@kiwamitriathlon.com / Téléphone: +33 (0)5 59 32 29 36

    In 2012 Kiwami built new headqurters in south-west France. The site incorporates design, manufacture, printing, sales, administration and warehouse units.

    Development & Design

    Pierre / Ophélie

    Kiwami products are designed and developed in-house. The design team work closely with our team of pro and amateur athletes to create and fine tune new innovative products which are technical, original and esthetic.

    printing and sublimation

    Hélène / Hugues

    Kiwami has an in-house printing and sublimation unit allowing for unrestricted creativity of designs, colours and fabric choices. As well as being an enormous aid in the dfevelopment of new products, in-house printing and sublimation also allow for better communication, more personalisation and controlled quality of logo, text and motif prints for customers.

    Manufacture

    Agnès / Fatima / Lydie / Ophélie

    Kiwami’s team of seamstresses are qualified, experienced and passionate about their work. They are responsible for selecting the best quality fabrics, trims and raw materials for all Kiwami products and controlling manufacture quality to ensure the products meet our requirements of performance and comfort for our customers

    Sales and customer services

    Hélène / Virginie

    Kiwami’s renowned customer services are managed by the sales team. The same person, accessible by telephone and email, looks after your order from start to finish to ensure support and satisfaction throughout your buying experience.


Technology

Kiwami

Each Kiwami product includes technology represented by one or more of the following pictograms:

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Water Repellent

Maximization of efficiency in the water and comfort on the land. Super-fast drying.

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Xtra Compression

Compressive fabric that supports muscles and reduces fatigue

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Compression Print

Extra support for essential
muscle groups

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Sublimation

Permanent graphic design printed
onto the fabric

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Core Control

Localized compression providing abdominal support and strength

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Attentive Care

Gentle cold hand wash with little or not detergent. Drip dry in shade.

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Bonded Seam

Assemblage par bande adhésive pour moins de friction et plus de confort

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Mono Pad

Anatomic hypo-allergenic short
distance pad

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Aeration cooling system (ACS)

Mesh or perforated panel for increased airflow and sweat evacuation

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LD Pad

Dual density anatomic hypo-allergenic long distance pad

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Night Vision

Reflective inserts for safety and visibility
at night

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Ergo Pocket

Strategically placed easy
access pocket


Team Kiwami

professional triathletes

~ Biogene ~

UI kit v1.1 / UI design

Overview

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Packaging
  • Skill4

~ Gendice ~

Responsive Template / Web design

Overview

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Packaging
  • Skill4

~ Bitvirtual ~

Style add-ones / design

Overview

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Packaging
  • Skill4

~ Baxin ~

Responsive Template / UI design

Overview

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Packaging
  • Skill4

~ Leogene ~

book Mockups / Graphics

Overview

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Packaging
  • Skill4

~ ATGC ~

Responsive Template / UI design

Overview

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Packaging
  • Skill4

~ Play safe ~

Business card mockup / Graphics

Overview

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Packaging
  • Skill4

~ One night ~

UI kit / Graphics

Overview

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Packaging
  • Skill4


Teams and clubs

Some of our customers

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Issy les Moulineaux Triathlon

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Triathlon Club Montalbanais

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Les Herbiers Vendée Triathlon

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Rennes Triathlon

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TriSalève Annemasse

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CNTC Nouméa

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SAM Mérignac

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Pau Tri

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Embrun Club Triathlon

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La Rochelle

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Tri Val de Gray

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Saint Jean de Monts


news

Kiwami

  • Still a very good weekend for Team Kiwami !

    25 août 2014

    3th place for Nicky Samuels and 5th place for Richard Murray at Stockholm WCS Series ! Looking good for Edmonton ! Lucie , beautiful in her pink Spider trisuit, wins the 5150 Bela Bela Triathlon in South Africa ! Cyril Viennot triathlète wins the Short Distance Triathlon in Chantilly! Good tapering for Long Distance World Championships in China, followed by Kona Ironman !

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  • Anne Tabarant superstar for Kiwami SWIM

    19 août 2014

    A big thank you to Anne Tabarant (Saint Raphael Triathlon) for having taken the game to the objective of Jacky Everaedt (Trimax Hebdo) on the shores of Lake Embrun to shoot the latest collection of kiwami SWIM.

    Discover the most beautiful pictures!

  • Superb second place Isabelle Ferrer (ISSY Tri) at Embrunman 2014 !

    16 août 2014

    Superb second place Isabelle Ferrer (ISSY Tri) at l'Embrunman 2014 ! Defeated little on the marathon by the Irish Eimar Mullan, Isa made ​​a superb good solid race. well done!

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