Have you ever stopped to consider what your bikinis are made from? Those little triangles that symbolise sun, salt, joy, and happiness? Traditional swimwear fabric is made from synthetic fibres... aka plastic! Unfortunately natural fibres are just not up for the job of keeping us covered for our salty adventures as they absorb and retain water, becoming heavy. Synthetic fibres keep the shape against salt water, chlorine, heat from the sun, and they're quick dry!
Here are 6 important reasons to choose sustainable swimwear, also known as eco swimwear, for your next beach ready buy...
+Sustainable swimwear is made from recycled plastics like water bottles and fishing lines, helping to clean out some of the estimated 8 million metric tonnes of plastic that enters the ocean every year and regenerate some the the waste that would otherwise pollute the Earth.
+Compared to traditional fabrics this saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil for every 10,000 tonnes of fabric produced.
+Production of eco friendly swimwear fabric avoids 57, 100 tonnes of CO2 eq. emissions. No waste, no new resources. Just bikinis for a cleaner ocean.
+Sustainable and slow fashion swimwear brands (like us) limit the amount of stock produced at a time, limiting wastage in the production process.
+Less of our much loved ocean friends like turtles, fish and dolphins lose their lives due to plastic pollution in their homes.
+Oceans cover over 2/3rds of the Earth and hold about 96% of the planets water. They produce over half the world's oxygen and absorb 50x more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. As Earth's biggest ecosystem it is the planets life support system, and we need a healthy planet to be healthy and happy people.