Fast fashion can be putting our planet at risk. This summer, I’ve been taking a closer look at the resources that go into making our favorite swimwear. I wanted to share the stories behind some of the items that are made using harmful resource practices. Fast fashion is not the answer to solving world hunger, but it does put money back into the pockets of people who do have access to it and helps sustain environmentally irresponsible activity within our communities.
The sustainable swimwear movement encourages consumers to make positive environmental choices by ignoring fast fashion. Fast fashion can mean clothes made with harmful chemicals and padded with unnecessary filler. There are also harmful textile mills that churn out cheap, everywhere-sewn garments that are rarely if ever worn.
Sustainable swimwear is made by ethically sourcing materials using renewable energy and environmentally friendly manufacturing methods. Siesta Key Bikinis is providing a new channel for ethical fashion and providing consumers with products that are made in a way that reflects the values of sustainability and quality. We design and manufacture our collections using sustainable materials whenever possible, designing products that will last a much longer.
The environmental movement is made up of many different groups and movements, yet people who care about the environment tend to think of themselves as being part of a single larger movement. That's partly because sustainability is a very broad concept, and mostly because it's about what we do as individuals — not what we can do as members of society as a whole.
Ladies, there is hope! The popularity of sustainable swimwear has grown exponentially in recent years and there are several exciting new brands to watch.
What other eco-friendly brands have you purchased?