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In the Swim

by Celia Shatzman

There are more sustainable swimsuit options than ever this season, made with recycled fishing nets, plastic-free production, recycled polyester and regenerated nylon, along with support for initiatives to clean up our oceans. 

Indigo Swimwear This stylish swim line is 100 percent sustainable. All suits are made from old fishing nets and ECONYL regenerated nylon. Based in the USA and made in Bali, for every piece manufactured, a percentage is given to beach cleanups in Bali through the R.O.L.E Foundation’s Zero Waste to Oceans initiative, and a percent of each suit sold benefits local clean ups in California though the Surfrider Foundation. And, for every 10,000 tons of ECONYL material used, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved and 57,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions are avoided.

Galamaar These suits, made in LA, feature recycled hang tags, regenerated mixed metal hardware, biodegradable liners and eco-conscious packaging materials. This year they introduced plastic-bag-free production. Then there’s the sustainable techno-fabric of the suits, made from discarded fishing nylon. And to fight fast fashion, the suits are made to last, thanks to their fit retention and classic designs. 

Eco Swim Look good and feel good on the beach with this made-in-USA swimwear collection crafted from ECONYL. To save on resources, each suit is made to stand the test of time with LYCRA® XTRA LIFETM, a fiber technology designed to keep fit with its built-in elasticity and resist the effects of chlorine. Eco Swim by Aqua Green takes volunteering just as seriously as style, and co-hosts beach cleanups with retail partners. So far they have discarded more than six tons of trash.

ECOPeace Made in Southern California with trending silhouettes—think hand beading and intricate cut outs—EcoPeace was a hit with Coachella festival goers. As for the Earth Mother vibes, EcoPeace fabrics are crafted with recycled polyester made from recycled bottles or nylon yarns produced from post-industrial waste to reduce plastic ending up in the oceans, and those are combined with chlorine-resistant spandex. 

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