Sustainable swimwear is one of the most searched-for fashion terms in the world right now and it’s no surprise – swimwear is a must-have for summer but your average bikini is also one of the worst offenders when it comes to chemical pollution.
Most swimwear you’ll find on the high street is crafted from synthetic fibers made from petrochemicals. This means the carbon footprint of a swimsuit or pair of swimshorts is sizeable.
What is sustainable swimwear?
Sustainable swimwear, unlike regular swimwear, is made using low-impact materials by people paid fair wages in safe conditions. It’s often crafted from recycled fibers, employing circular or zero waste processes and many sustainable swimwear brands work hard to give back to charities and local communities.