Two New Local Businesses Are Giving Waste a Second Life
Sustainability comes first for Sip n Wick and Siesta Key Bikinis.
Pollution can cause major harm to Sarasota’s reefs and beaches, and two new businesses are doing what they can to reduce waste that piles up in landfills. Sip n Wick, a candle and glassware maker, and Siesta Key Bikinis, which manufactures swimsuits, are both committed to creating sustainable products through the use of up-cycling and recycling.
Both businesses emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the pandemic created financial uncertainty for many, Ramsey took the opportunity to forge a sustainable bikini line. There is no shortage of demand for a bikini in sunny Sarasota, but environmentally friendly swimwear isn’t always easy to come by.
“You have to respect and care for the environment you live in,” says Ramsey.
Each Siesta Key Bikini is handcrafted from recycled fishing nets and ocean plastic. Taken from the ocean, sanitized and broken down into microfibers, the recycled materials are woven together to create an extremely durable, soft fabric.
“They come in many different styles and textures, plus they are more resistant to chlorine, saltwater, sunscreens or oils and provide good U.V. protection,” says Ramsey.
“I’m grateful for every customer’s purchase,” says Ramsey. “I love to make new connections with customers and brand ambassadors or influencers.”
Products from Siesta Key Bikinis can be purchased from the company’s website. For 30 percent off until the end of June, use the code SarasotaMag30.
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