HOW DO YOU USE RECYCLED PLASTIC IN YOUR FABRIC?
Most people don't realize, but most stretchy fabrics are actually made from plastic already. This includes swimwear, activewear, and stretchy cotton. The fabric we use is just being produced using plastic waste we already have instead of creating new plastic for the fabric. Plastics can take hundreds of years to break down, if they break down at all, so its a no brainer... why would we use fabric that produces more plastic when the oceans are already filled with plastic that is just sitting and not breaking down?
BENEFITS OF USING RECYCLED FABRICS
- Recovers, and repurposes plastic from all over the world
- Requires 2/3 less energy to produce
- Reduces crude oil consumption
- Reduces water consumption
- Reduces Air, Water, and Soil contamination
The production of recycled stretch fabric saves about 70 thousand barrels of crude oil a year that would've been used if brand new fabric was produced. The fabric we use has been scientifically proven to be the best stretch fabric for the planet, plus it is 2x more durable then traditional stretch fabric with 50 spf sunlight protection. This high quality fabric is so durable that you can recycle the fabric an infinite amount of times and still produce the same high quality fabric.
There is enough plastic in the ocean for all companies to be using recycled materials, and we believe that by educating consumers to chose recycled products we can help change the fashion community. Thousands of marine life have been saved by the removal of the fishnets that have been used for this fabric and that number continues to grow because of your support! #savetheseas
WHATS THIS ABOUT MICROFIBERS?
WHAT IS A MIRCOFIBER?
Microfibers are tiny fibers that break off from any synthetic material (Fleece, socks, athleticwear, swimwear, blouses, trousers, pretty much most of the fabric used for everything).
WHY IS THIS A PROBLEM?
Every time these fabrics are washed, millions of microfibers are becoming released in the water and they are too small to be filtered in treatment plants, meaning they end up in oceans and waterways and back into our food. Plastic fibers are now showing up in fish and shellfish sold for consumption in California and Indonesia.
Most fabrics that are used to make anything in the US are made with microfibers whether they are sustainable fabrics or not. The higher quality the fabrics are, the smaller the amount of microfibers that are released into the environment. We are using the highest quality fabric possible to minimize this effect on the environment.
Cheap, fast, fashion has become a staple of the US consumer culture and is having a huge detrimental impact on the environment that we can't even begin to understand. We are trying to change this culture, by offering high quality, affordable fashion using the best materials and the best practices, but ultimately it is up to you to spread the word and chose to invest in what you decide to wear.
HOW YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR IMPACT:
- Always hand wash your bikinis and air dry bikinis- They will last longer, and ultimately degrade less which reduces the amount of fibers that come off.
- Wash synthetic clothes less frequently
- Chose high quality clothing and/or clothing made of natural fibers like cotton or linen (pay attention though because most stretchy cottons have some degree of synthetic mircofibers to make them stretchy)
- Always throw away lint from the dryer instead of washing it down the drain
- Buy a guppy friend wash bag that you can through in your washer that helps collect 99% of mircofibers released in the wash.