Why Choose Sustainable Swimwear?
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 not right for the job of keeping us covered for our salty adventures as they absorb and retain water, and become heavy. We can't have our swimwear dragging of down, or our bikinis exposing our bits! Plastic fibres just do the job of keeping the shape against salt water, chlorine, heat from the sun, and they quick dry! But there is a more eco friendly swimwear option than traditional synthetic fabric, commonly known as sustainable swimwear or eco swimwear, made from recycled plastics.
Here are 6 important reasons to choose sustainable swimwear for your next eco friendly purchase...
+Sustainable swimwear is made from recycled ocean 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.
+Compared to traditional fabrics this eco friendly swimwear option saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil for every 10,000 tonnes of fabric produced.
+Production of sustainable swimwear fabric avoids 57, 100 tonnes of CO2 eq. emissions. No waste, no new resources. Just bikinis for a cleaner ocean.
+Sustainable swimwear brands that are also slow fashion brands (like us) limit the amount of stock produced at a time, which in turn limits wastage in the production process.
+More sustainable swimwear means less of our loved ocean friends like turtles, fish and dolphins losing 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 50 times 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.
Choose sustainable swimwear. Choose eco friendly swimwear. Choose the ocean. Choose the Earth. Choose You!