4 Sustainable Brands That Have Aced Their Swimwear Game!
Our increasing demands on the planet have led to its degradation. The consequences of climate change are huge. It’s time we played our part in doing something about it all.
Let’s start small. Summer is approaching, so let’s talk about sustainable swimwear.
Switching to sustainable swimwear is a step we all could take for the good of the planet, and to preserve it from evils such as carbon emissions and the depletion of natural resources. Swimwear is usually made with materials like polyurethane (a mixture of lycra, spandex or elastane) which might not be great for our planet. Sustainable swimwear is made of fabrics such as econyl (recycled nylon) and REPREVE (recycled plastic bottles).
PA.NI swimwear is a homegrown sustainable brand founded by Leila Veerasamy that uses sustainable fabrics and also believes in empowering artisans. Jade Swim is an LA- based sustainable swimwear brand that only uses eco-friendly textiles; it also offers only solid coloured fabrics that save the water that would otherwise be exhausted in traditional pattern printing processes. These brands not only hold ethics high but also come up with the most innovative and creative solutions to the roadblocks that these ethics might bring them, which makes them awesome!
Here are four great sustainable brands that make gorgeous swimwear while protecting our planet...
The Summer House
The Summer House, founded by Shivangini Parihar and Rekha Datla, uses a material called ecolyl that is made by processing nylon fishing nets that are left behind in the ocean, which otherwise end up killing 100,000 animals every year. The swimwear is also reversible, which lets the customer have two swimsuits in one, and avoids resource depletion. We love the designs and the cause!
Founded by former engineering student Vivek Agarwal, OOKIOH offers customers highly individualistic designs to pick from. The brand does not use any plastic in its packaging or shipping systems, and it is also continually working on reducing its carbon footprint. OOKIOH also tries to stop fabric from ending up in the landfill and tries to recycle/upcycle it into better use.
Studio Verandah, founded by Anjali Patel Mehta, uses techniques like upcycling and recycling for the production of its swimwear. Like The Summer House, Studio Verandah uses trashed fishing nets to make nylon swimwear. Anjali believes that swimwear can be made only by people who wear a lot of it, and that is the reason for the lack of homegrown swimwear designers. Her designs offer beautiful motifs and colours, and radiate energy!
House Of NM
House of NM focuses on different body types and designs swimwear accordingly. Nidhi Munim’s brand is made for a trend-focused customer who loves to experiment with fun cut-outs, patterns, drapes and silhouettes. The brand also keeps sustainability in mind through the whole process, and believes in sourcing its materials responsibly.
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