Posted on June 20 2021
When it comes to sustainable swimwear, you really have to take a step back from the hype and look at what is being done on a real issue by real people. Some companies are making a stand against the harmful factory conditions that are common in the fashion industry. Other brands are making sure that their products are responsibly manufactured, using only sustainable materials where possible. Regardless of what type of clothing or equipment you choose to support, it is important that you understand the issues involved with production and the impact that each company is making on our environment.
Most swimwear is made from virgin polyester and nylon. These fabrics shed micro-plastics into the water with each wash.
There are some eco fabric alternatives when choosing swimwear:
The ECONYL® process recovers nylon from discarded fishing nets and ocean plastic. After processing, it’s spun into a new yarn, then woven into beautifully crafted fabric. Our sustainable fabrics are an alternative choice that is just as durable as regular nylon and even more eco-friendly!
There are other types of recycled swimwear fabrics, such as REPREVE™, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.
REPREVE™ transform recycled Nylon into an amazing fiber, used by the world's leading brands to make premium quality Swim & Activewear. The process embeds properties like wicking, compression, adaptive warming and cooling, water repellence, and more at the fiber level. For reliable, durable quality we choose REPREVE™
Renew Rock by Jersey Lomellina: a sustainable fabric made of a ECONYL® regenerated Nylon. Featuring a pronounced ribbed structure and a soft hand feel, thanks to its being quite lightweight and stretch, Renew Rock is perfect for the creation of trendy beachwear collections for the fashion addicted.
Comfortable and non see-through, Renew Rock is also suitable for sportswear, especially for the creation of inserts ensuring the right muscular support and a good flexibility when needed.
Sustainable Swimwear and Eco-Friendly Materials
Sustainable swimwear doesn’t just mean using natural materials when possible. It also means using best-in-class technology to produce your goods, from printing methods to energy efficient manufacturing processes. Every purchase you make counts toward our mission to keep our beaches & oceans clean and support responsible fashion. It’s refreshing to see different companies taking on the challenge of being sustainable without compromising affordability or style.
Sustainable swimwear is an easy way to do your part and make a small change for a big impact. It’s also an incredible fashion statement that proves that you can be kind to the planet without sacrificing style.
We strive to provide swimwear that is not only stylish, but also sustainable. By supporting us, you are helping in our mission to create quality bathing suits for a reasonable price.