3 RESPONSIBLE SWIMWEAR LABELS
By Eleanor Dunne, 24 May 2019
If you’ve never heard of ECONYL, get familiar, cos it’s sticking around for the long haul. In lay terms, it's a 100% regenerated nylon fibre that’s made from fishing nets and other nylon waste. That means it uses up materials that otherwise would be sitting in a trash heap somewhere, plus it saves on natural resources too. And it looks great, so winning all around. ASOS DESIGN is creating some slick swimwear with this material – case in point: this striped beauty. It's got 'St. Tropez pool party' written all over it.
Yes, Swedish brand Weekday is your go-to for denim and outerwear, but did you know they produce cute AF swimwear that is made from recycled materials too? Well, now you do. The label’s collection is from recycled polyamide and polyester, created from PET plastic bottles, production waste and, again, fishing nets. Styles like this black bikini are more of a low-key vibe for those who like a minimal poolside moment.
Another brand using recycled materials for its swimwear is Monki, and trust when we say its designs are the perfect combination of sustainable and stylish. If you like your swimsuit to be as on trend as your wardrobe, try this so-2019 tropical-print piece – which just so happens to look fresh to death as well as being environmentally friendly. Just like ASOS DESIGN and Weekday's offering, it used to be rubbish, but it certainly isn’t any more. One woman’s trash...