Eco-responsible fashion swimsuit – organic fashion – eco-friendly fashion – eco fashion
Why choose an eco-responsible swimsuit?
The materials used in fashion are mainly synthetic materials from the petrochemical industry. And yes, it may shock but polyester is a plastic like polyamide and nylon. These are the materials that are used to make the jerseys because they dry quickly. Plastic is a catastrophic scourge for our planet and we must find alternatives to preserve our natural resources. Fortunately, there are more and more like the ECONYL®
My eco-responsible selections
When I choose to talk about an eco-responsible brand, it takes me quite a while. Indeed, this requires the choice of materials, the production and the ethics of the brand. Some brands are starting to produce in a more environmentally friendly, or ethical way. But it is important to sort out those who make it a marketing tool and do not do much concretely and those who put all their resources to develop responsibly and sustainably. So to be sure, I will always check the product sheet, dissect the materials used and there is often the disappointment.
Many brands have an ethical but not eco-responsible approach.
When it's not specified, I send requests for confirmation on the materials used or more information about their manufacturing method, but I rarely return… then I only choose those that clearly display their ecological practices first and ethical second. Unfortunately for this article, few of these brands are based in Europe for swimwear. Because I also like to promote a local choice or as close as possible. Green Swimsuit – Eco-responsible Fashion – Bikini – Eco Fashion
The eco-responsible swimsuit of 2019
SHAPES IN THE SAND
To share the importance of the natural world through our homage to nature by Sustainably Shaping Swimwear
Shapes in the Sand is an australian swimwear brand that respects the environment. She embodies a love of the planet inspired by nature and its diversity. The brand name "Forms in the sand" represents the diversity of women, we all have different bodies. They also symbolize nature and its imperfect perfection. It was presented by Margot from the BLOOM blog last year. Photo below. claptrap
The Coral Garden bikini
The top and bottom have V-cuts to highlight the shapes, promoted by Laura Wells, model supporting environmental causes and the "body positive" movement. The brand highlights "Nature Girls" which shows the swimsuits on people of different sizes and silhouettes. Very nice diversity initiative! I really like the print reminiscent of the sea and its wonders. You can dissociate and choose a stocking with laces as in the photo below. Top: 75CHF – Bottom: 75CHF Designed, printed and manufactured in Australia from LYCRA® XTRA LIFE ™ containing ECONYL®, a fibre made up of fishing nets and marine waste. The dreamy story of Coral Garden is an interpretation of the shapes and colours of australia's Great Barrier Reef. I selected this brand because it really shows its commitment to the environment and its communication is clear to the customer. Prints and cuts are not the easiest but it takes for all tastes.
A mom-daughter brand – WOUHOU !!! A small independent swimwear brand based on the north-west coast of England. Batoko is a micro-enterprise and wants to remain so, to keep a much more sustainable and respectful pace of the planet and the people who make them.
Fun, flattering and super comfy
The Turk & Caicos Jersey
A flashy print like many others, it reminds you of the holidays just to see them! Adult sizes range from XS to XL and child sizes range from 1-2 years to 5-6 years Price: Adult: 56.14EUR – Child: 28EUR The brand supports the Marine Conservation Society as a member and donates part of its annual profits to this organization. The Marine Conservation Society is the UK's leading marine charity working to raise awareness of the protection of the seas, shorelines and wildlife for future generations. Photo by @samlawrencephoto – @annakirb_ – Batoko is also a brand that highlights its customers. We see on their Instagram women in swimsuits who are not paid models but happy customers. 😉
Sustainability is sexy
Amahlia Stevens, the designer, has developed her own fabrics to be able to develop a line of premium swimwear including EcoLux ™ – the first high-end bathing fabric made from recycled nylon fibers. The brand has remarkable and well-displayed standards: 1 – Ecological materials The company has incorporated several sustainable materials as well as environmentally friendly textiles, such as organic cotton, linen, recycled cotton and Tencel®. All materials are certified to meet the global Oeko-Tex standard for safe textiles. 2 – Local production Products are "Made in California" and this helps to significantly reduce CO2 emissions when shipping and transporting raw materials, the majority are made locally or in the USA. Manufacturing meets the highest standards of professional ethics and environmental responsibility. They also have measures to reduce their ecological footprint in design offices as well as in storage locations. Every action matters to them and I agree. 3 – Partnership Like many, the brand has partnerships with organizations that protect the environment. This means both donating a portion of the sales and using their voice to mobilize and support these causes. More info in English here.
The Ecorib high-waisted jersey
I tried this jersey and it is ultra comfortable, the cut really highlights and soft material. It comes in multiple colors from XS to XL. You can also create your own combination by choosing a more classic bandeau top or stocking. Price: Top 99 USD – Low 99 USD Prices are a bit expensive but it's a long-term investment!
It is a ribbed fabric, made from the remains of nylon fibers. Like the cupro, it is a way to recycle the remains of material suitable for destruction or burial. In addition, this lightweight, breathable textile is made using a mechanical regeneration system that uses no chemical material. We like!!
How to wash your eco-responsible swimsuit?
Did you know that machine washing pollutes. And yes, another habit that will have to be changed. Another reason for my choice for these brands more or less large but all at the top of the subject of sustainable development. They all mentioned this point, well done! So the common recommendation is to wash by hand. Because this allows the Nano fiber not to be spread in wastewater which then pollutes further in the consumption chain … Shapes in the sand explains everything here. But you can also use the GUPPYFRIEND washing bag. BATOKO did the test here and Vitamin A talks about it too. I hope you like this article. I'm waiting for information from a Brand Joseph and Alexander that makes jerseys for the whole family, if I get more information about their materials I'll add it with pleasure! Copyright – All images used are the property of the respective brands or the photographers mentioned.