Our Story

Maris Equi was founded in 2017 by Matthew Chess and Rian Ismadia. With a mission to market fun and colourful men's swimwear and resort wear, Maris Equi launched to the market with their underwear and swimwear lines in 2018. Maris Equi quickly grew and grabbed everyone's attention. In 2019 Maris Equi was selected to be one of the featured designers to showcase their collection at the 2019 Fashion Week Columbus Finale Runway Show.

2020 was a pivotal year for Maris Equi. The success of FWC19 got Maris Equi an invitation to be a part of 2020 Miami Swim Week and Fashion Week Columbus 2020. Maris Equi was acknowledged as an official brand on Amazon and Walmart.com and opened our official Amazon and Walmart.com stores in 2020. In the same year we got certified to be a member of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

 We are thankful for all the successes we have achieved and the people we have met. We have a passion for men's swimwear and would like you to know that by supporting our brand you are supporting a minority, LGBT, student-owned business. So thank you so much for being part of our support system! 


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