Material (Repreve Spandex)
contains 82% REPREVE® recycled polyester from plastic bottles, 18% spandex
lab certified UPF 50+ sun protection
Why Sustainable Swimwear?
Swimwear is made from synthetic fabrics such as nylon and polyester, which are derived from petroleum products. They’re essentially plastics that won’t biodegrade for at least 400 years! Synthetic fabrics also release microplastics into the water when washed - these are tiny bits of plastic that come off of our clothes and get washed into the water system, where it eventually gets ingested by marine life (and makes it into our food supply, as we eat these fish!)What we can do is use recycled fabrics to make your swimming costumes, and also ensure it can be worn as long as possible so you can replace five cheap bathing suits with 1-2 good ones. The raw material for our swimwear is waste plastic, such as single-use water bottles. Also by using digital printing for all of my custom prints, we reduce the amount of ink and dye used in the process and reduce the amount of fabric wasted overall.