Why Shop Sustainable Swimwear?
Need A Reason to Shop for Ethical Swimwear?
Sustainability is at the forefront of fashion news now and for the last couple of years. With the realisation that the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters of the planet, we – as a global society – have had to admit, this can’t go on.
But what is the solution?
Sustainable fashion is no fad or trend. It’s the road map to the solution to the damage we have been doing to the planet within the fashion industry. And unfortunately, swimwear not only fits into this sector but plays a large part in it.
Ingrained in the throwaway – only wear it for one season – culture that fast-fashion has made us accustomed to, the swimwear world was spinning out of control when it comes to waste and unsustainable practices with production.
Why should we start shopping for sustainable swimwear, like, right now?
Swimwear Is a Serious Polluter
Whether we’re talking about chemical pollution, carbon emissions or waste, the swimwear sector is among the worst within the fashion industry. This is down to the fact that much of the swimwear you can find out there every season is made in unsustainable synthetic fabrics with a seriously big carbon footprint when you look at manufacturing.
Swimwear Manufacturing Is Cloudy
Swimwear manufacturing is also much less sunny than the ads you see would have you believe. This sector of production is often made in unethical and unregulated factories around the world. These factories often come with inhumane working conditions and without minimum wage requirements to name just a few issues we see.
Better Quality = Long-Lasting Wear
Another reason to start shopping for sustainable swimwear? It’s made in high-quality fabrics with superior manufacturing which ensures that your investment lasts. Instead of throwing away your suits at the end of each summer, a sustainable swimsuit will last season after season, year after year.
How Is Sustainable Swimwear Different?
Sustainable and ethical swimwear differs in several ways. All of which are crucial to changing the way we shop and the way we think about shopping, in general.
Sustainable swimsuits are crafted in more environmentally-friendly fabrics. At Cosmokini, our collections are made using ECONYL ® Nylon. Which you can read about in detail in last week’s blog if you’re interested to learn more!
ECONYL ® Nylon is made from recycled fishing nets and other post-consumer waste which is then spun into a yarn, and then fabric. Choosing this fabric alternative massively reduces the carbon footprint of each piece.
Having swimwear made from recycled materials, like ECONYL ® Nylon also makes them fully recyclable when you decide you’re finished with your swimsuit or bikini. This makes the process circular rather than unsustainably linear, as with the majority of other swimwear brands you may usually shop.
You’ll also find that sustainable swimwear is made in ethical factories where working conditions and wages are prioritised and regulated in line with UK Fair Trade policies.
How to Tell If a Swimwear Brand Is Sustainable?
Not sure if the swimwear brand you’re looking at is sustainable? With today’s ‘green washing’ effect, brands may claim to be sustainable when they’re not necessarily working at their most eco-friendly. If you’re not sure, be bold enough to ask questions. What fabric is used to create the collections? Where are they made and how is production monitored? These should be very simple questions for any truly sustainable swimwear brand to answer.
If you’re keen on investing in sustainable swimwear for the first time – or maybe you’re a pro already! – then you’re in the right place. Shop the brand-new fully ECONYL ® Nylon collection at Cosmokini for chic and stylish swimwear with a sustainable and ethical foundation.