• Lucia De Rosa

Swimwear made from sustainable material with low environmental impact

Updated: May 25

By now we all know how much companies can affect the environment in the production of carbon, which consequently affects the ecosystem and climate change. That's why it is better to choose clothes and swimsuits made of sustainable materials from companies that respect the environment, as we can imagine, the field of fashion is no different, in fact, it has been found to be one of the markets that have a considerable impact on the environment in the production of carbon gases and water consumption. As summer is just around the corner, we have found some

eco-friendly swimwear made by companies that are particularly careful in the production of their garments, but, how are eco-friendly clothes made? taking into consideration the choice of raw materials, trying to use natural products, and reducing the consumption of carbon dioxide.

But how and why do you think a company is eco-friendly?

How do we define an eco-friendly company?

Generally, a sustainable company should communicate through its website with the CFP (Carbon footprint of the product) would be the result of the calculation of all greenhouse gases emitted throughout the life cycle of the product, from procurement of raw materials to its final disposal. The CFP is of considerable importance because the emission of CO2 is the primary cause of global overheating and therefore of the increasingly unpredictable climate changes. The reference for the methodology of quantification, reporting, and communication is unique worldwide and is contained in the ISO/TS 14067 certification issued in 2013. It is therefore also important to use products that can be recycled, made with organic material and with reduced water consumption, without chemical dyes, generally, companies must indicate on their labels when the product is made with organic material and that they have fulfilled all the criteria required for a product to be considered sustainable. But among these previously listed elements, traceability is missing. The sustainability of a product does not depend only on the raw material and the proper management of the processing and production cycle, but also on traceability, understood as an informative feature that guarantees the origin of the garment or footwear. Traceability communicates to the consumer a set of product characteristics and the observation of environmental and working rules in the manufacturing companies.

It is usually realized in the use of labeling that allows the consumer to recognize the value of the product they want to buy and its link with the territory where it was produced.

But it also has advantages for the company: according to the ISO 9001:2000 standard for

traceability of the supply chain means the ability to trace the history, use, or location of a unit through the location of a unit through recorded identifications throughout the supply chain.

Supply chain traceability is achieved by recording all information related to the activities performed on the unit and allowing that information to flow throughout the supply chain.

In this way, the goal of both tracking and tracing a unit is achieved.

Tracking a unit means identifying its origin by going back through the supply chain while tracing a unit means following its path through the supply chain from producer to consumer.

Examples of traceability labels for fashion products

Font https://ethicalfashioninitiative.org/

Now that we have clarified the parameters needed to be able to define a truly sustainable product, we list a few eco-friendly clothing companies that have created some fantastic swimsuits with sustainable material;

the first one is ESSENTIALS FOR ZULA,

is a brand based on an ethical project created by a father and his daughter of basic clothing for women, which includes underwear, swimsuits, suits to do yoga clothing for women. This project was born and managed only on a family level between Australia, Thailand and then continued between Vienna and Bangkok. Their team is composed of 6 professional tailors who, respecting the labor law created by the International Labor Organization (ILO) through the UN, in their meticulous selection make sure to work their garments, buying small quantities of material to avoid waste, among other things we must also take into account that all their orders are shipped in rice paper, so even in this case are very careful in every little detail in using organic material, which is recyclable or biodegradable. Their fabrics are chosen and selected with sustainable materials that are at the same time of high quality, The cotton they use is certified with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) while their garments are dyed with 100% AZO-free dyes - meaning without some specific chemicals that could be harmful to the environment and the skin as they are removed, giving the products that extra touch of excellence. Below you can find their wonderful costumes with an original design, which were designed directly by the owners of this family business; in case you are curious to know more about them take a look at their website where you will find all the standards they reflect click here

Credits by Essential for Zula via their web

Next, we have Indigo Luna, a company that produces its products in Bali by a group of women, who make swimsuits and leggings in recycled nylon and produced with ECONYL®, which deals with the very process of transformation to which these materials made from discarded fishing nets or recycled nylon are subjected; between in this clothing company use, only natural dyes from their land as the plant Indigo and organic bamboo, which grow naturally without the use of pesticides, also for the packaging of their products do not use plastic but, only recyclable materials. Indigo Luna have an entirely organic clothing line, quite wide ranging from yoga garments to women's clothing to face the routine comfortably.

You should check out their web to learn more about their products and clothing lines to tackle the everyday routine in a comfortable way

Click here

Credits Indigo Luna via their web

The next brand of ecological clothing that produces its garments making sustainable choices is Vitamin A, its swimsuits are produced in California, with recycled nylon, organic cotton, and linen; among other things, taking into account that our oceans are invaded by plastic residues and that, scientists predict that in a few decades there will be more plastic than marine life in our oceans, Vitamin A has decided to donate a percentage of its sales to organizations that protect the ecosystem and marine animals; Consequently, when you decide to buy a product created by the brand Vitamin A, you can contribute indirectly to protect the ecosystem and the seas in which millions of people and children swim.

Have you ever purchased sustainable clothing?

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