Bikini shopping is the most exciting thing to look forward to come summer, or any time of the year (after all there’s always summer in some part of the world). However, despite so many swimwear brands in the market, there’s still a serious lack of serious stylish eco friendly swimwear.
Did you know that we consume approximately 80 billion pieces of clothing every year (Source)? This means we contribute towards tonnes of wastage while putting big strain on the natural resources and polluting the planet every year. When it comes to polluting the planet, swimwear is the worst because most of these attire is made from synthetic materials like polyester and nylon because of their waterproof and stretch qualities. These materials are made from petrochemicals that have significant negative impact on the environment and they are also non-biodegradable, which bad for the planet.
It’s therefore important to make sure that you buy from brands that use eco-friendly materials like recycled post-consumer PET, use environmental-friendly production techniques and use eco-friendly dyes.
Finding the perfect swimwear is hard as is, and if you want eco-friendly designs it can be really daunting. To make things easier for you we’ve rounded the best swimwear brands that design the most flattering eco friendly swimwear. Whether you want the maximum sun exposure in a smoking hot two-piece bikini, show-off those curves in a plunging one-piece, need a performance suit to swim laps, prefer a more modest swimsuit or simply need beach-to-bar cool cover-ups, we’ve covered it all.
Piccoli Principi have proven that you can create sophisticated, luxury and stylish Kids swimwear and beachwear to flatter every body type by combining creativity with recycled and eco-friendly fabrics. Intrigued? Then scroll through to find swimwear that nails sustainable style.
In an attempt to further reduce their carbon footprint the brand uses regenerated ECONYL® lycra (Recycled lycra), that uses 80% less energy in production than regular lycra.
We use for our boys Swim Trunks only fabrics Made of eco-friendly recycled polyester.
PICCOLI PRINCIPI TIPS
– products which are legitimately eco-friendly carry independent certifications or ‘eco-labels’ from third-party certification bodies, such as Demeter, Eco-Cert, ECO-INSTITUT, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Oeko-Tex, or the Soil Association (for example).
– if an item is made from a blend of fabrics, ensure that it is blended with another eco-friendly fabric and not conventional cotton or a synthetic fibre.
– when buying clothing, select items that are hand- or machine-washable, avoiding the chemicals associated with dry-cleaning.
When you are looking for ‘Green’ Eco Clothing there are several factors to consider:Where was it made? How much energy was expanded getting the product to market?
Is the Company itself practicing sustainable policies?
Fair Trade: Is this an item that is fairly traded?
Material Content: Is the material a sustainable Textile ?
Pesticide Free: How many chemicals it requires to grow or process to make ready for market?.
Labor Conditions: Is the company practicing fair labor practices?
Ecological Footprint: How much land it takes to bring the product to full growth and support it?
Inks and dyes: Are they soy based?