Swimwear is not just seen as a seasonal product anymore. Because, ALOHA, we want to go to tropical destinations, where the sun is out and where we can flaunt our… (you decide). This means you need to have some ethical swimwear to accompany you, right? Right! As long as it is environmentally responsible.
Luckily there are some good alternatives to replace the large amount of Nylon options (uhgg). Most ethical swimwear is made of recycled materials as f.i. old fishing-nets. About 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear end up in our oceans every year, so why not make swimsuits out of it? I know that you’ve always wanted to wear a finshing-net. Find your fav ethical and sustainable swimwear brand and go flaunt that hot body of yours!
** Please be aware that re-wearing your bikini from last year, is pretty cool in the sustainable world!
So tell me, girl, do you really need a new one?
THE FABRIC YOU NEED TO KNOW; ECONYL®
Econyl®, the fabric often used for stainable swimwear, regenerates global nylon waste by collecting It from landfills and oceans, turning it back into a usable fabric. It’s a way of getting rid of plastic pollution, and repurposing waste.
Once you bought your sustainable swimwear piece, please take good care of it! It is still made of plastic, and there is just a limited amount of repurposing this material.
AS SEEN ON ME
These beautiful swimsuits are made from industrial and post-consumer waste such as fishnets, carpets, plastic bottles and textiles that would otherwise pollute our beautiful land and oceans
Baiia uses water-based dyes. This is a much more eco friendlier dying option compared to the usual Plastisol inks which contain PVC and phthalates that are harmful to the environment + have been linked to numerous medical disorders. Yikes.
This fabric is certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex.
Indigo Luna uses earthy colours that come from various plant materials such as Indigo Leaves, Mango Leaves and Indian Almond leaves. To make the colours bright and fast Indigo Luna uses natural mordants such as myrobalan, rhubarb leaves, oils, minerals, alum and iron vat. They don’t use heavy metal mordants like copper, chrome, zinc or tin.
During the whole process, no plants or animals are killed, no harmful chemicals are used and all runoff is completely organic.
WDLK - Woodlike Ocean
WDLK or Woodlike Ocean is a lovely swimwear brand that commits. Besides making some interesting styles, they also make use of the ECONYL® yarn.
Besides using a fabric that is made of receycled plastics, Woodlike Ocean gives back. For every purchased piece you make a direct donation to the Healthy Seas Initiative. One of their main activities is to organise divers for the recovering of ghost fishing nets used within the ECONYL® yarn.
THERE IS MORE...
Reformation’s design mission is to make effortless silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure. The design process starts with thinking about what they really want to wear right now. We source the most beautiful and sustainable fabrics possible to bring those designs to life quickly.
Driving positive environmental impact is at the heart of the label, every piece is made using only natural, organic and regenerated luxurious fibres. Each garment is thoughtfully designed in key timeless, flattering silhouettes, to enhance the beauty of the natural form and move with you, from on land into the sea.
Vitamin A combines feminine design with sustainable innovation. Vitamin A bikinis and bodysuits are designed and produced locally in California with exceptional attention to detail, in their signature EcoLux fabric- a technically and environmentally superior luxe fabric, made from recycled nylon.
TROPIC OF C
TROPIC OF C, founded by Candice Swanepoel, harnesses the balmy beauty of infinite warmth. They continually follow new developments in the sustainable textile industry. this enables us to design and produce each collection using the most eco-friendly methods available, lightening our environmental footprint a little more each time.