Mako started life in 2008 through the passion and hard work of founder Jérémie Chapon and associate (and twice Olympian) Jessica Harrison. The first products they concentrated on were triathlon wetsuits with Jérémie deciding that the only way to find the perfect triathlon wetsuit would to be to create it. The objective was to create something completely new. To do that it was necessary to go off the beaten track and try not to be influenced by the products that were already available. That’s why they didn’t use any existing patterns, the idea being to create a new wetsuit from A to Z with the best materials for each price point and the most sophisticated cut possible. No marketing "bells and whistles" just race tested improvements.
Using that same ethos of wanting to make the best products possible from the ground up Mako have developed an eye-catching range of swimwear and accessories, where Jérémie's talent for product development links up perfectly with Jess' passion for graphic design. Now Mako is available in more than 15 countries. 14 athletes trusted Mako for their Olympic race and used our wetsuits in London, including Olympic champion Nicola Spirig.
The Mako brand continues to grow and our goal is to continually evolve our products and create new ones. With always the same will to start from scratch and rethink the product to obtain the best possible result and give complete satifaction to the user, whether they be a beginner or an international athlete.
Founder & CEO
Jérémie set up Mako in 2008 when a talent for product design came together with a desire to make the perfect triathlon wetsuit. Entrepreneur and former triathlete, Jérémie is above all passionate about sports.
Director of Product Design, Graphics and Marketing
Jess is a two-time Olympian in the triathlon race and a former pro-triathlete (since 2001). She brings her enormous experience at a technical level in swimming and triathlon together with a love of graphic design to sculpt the Mako aesthetic.