Poko Pano Swim 2010MIAMI, Jul 19, 2009 / — A top Brazilian swimwear line, Poko Pano is not just a womenswear label; it is a woman-owned company that takes pride in its employment of women who apply their sewing and embellishment skills and thus giving them the ability to support themselves and their families.

For Summer 2010, Poko Pano’s collection brings awareness to the delicate ecosystem’s plight with its Amazon-inspired themes such as the caffeinated guarana plant, spicy peppers and native Indians among others.

The collection’s colorful polka dots and stripes symbolize the diversity of the rainforest and the Brazilian people.

Tropical colors as well as neutrals like black, white and beige are incorporated to translate the region’s richness.

The brand’s exclusive dye technique, leather, metallics and printed acrylics add even greater depth.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2010