By Jennifer Dobrowolski
Here is where to find Sustainable Swimwear made from ECONYL®
Finding sustainable swimwear might be challenging. Get multiple stores and brands’ availability in one place on Renoon. Read also what to look into when searching for more eco-friendly options made with recycled materials. What does it really mean to shop for sustainable bikinis this summer 2020?
First things first, what exactly is ECONYL?
ECONYL was designed by the Italian company Aquafil as a sustainable alternative to nylon.
ECONYL is made by taking synthetic waste such as consumer plastic, deadstock and abandoned fishing nets, and regenerating it into a new material that is equal in quality to virgin nylon.
While ECONYL is a fantastic brand of sustainable material, recycled nylon is another eco-friendly alternative to look out for.
So, where can I find sustainable swimwear?
Don’t worry, Renoon has you covered.
Here are 3 beach-worthy, ECONYL based sustainable swimwear brands on Renoon that make us say, shell yeah.
1. Holiday Romance
Inspired by the romance of travel and the irresistible idea of a life lived away from the mainland and mainstream, Holiday Romance is an environmentally conscious swimwear label designed for the faultless female form and founded on principles of sustainability.
Find Holiday Romance on Renoon.
SEAY designs, produces and distributes collections of sustainable beachwear using certified materials, a short supply chain and a marketing plan that encourages environmental awareness of the consumers by aiming for a circular economic system closed through the project called RE3.
Find SEAY on Renoon.
Launched in 2017, FISCH was born from the desire to create statement swimwear with a superior fit and timeless design that helped to keep waste out of the ocean by up-cycling.
Find FISCH on Renoon.
Don’t forget to check out Renoon’s full selection of sustainable swimwear.
So, is Econyl swimwear truly the most sustainable option?
Your bikini can now be made sustainably with recycled material, so what are we missing here?
Microplastics. These tiny pieces of plastic are released in the environment when we put our swimwear through the wash. These microscopic fibers cannot be seen with the naked eye, but end up in the ocean, where they can be swallowed by sea animals, and make their way through the food chain.
The good news is that microplastic pollution from your washing machine can be reduced by using filters like GUPPYFRIEND . You can also reduce your impact by washing in bigger loads and avoiding the tumble dryer whenever possible.
The verdict: While there isn’t currently a biodegradable material with the durability and qualities necessary for a swimsuit, recycled swimwear is the next best alternative. So, even if it’s not 100% sustainable, Eoonyl is a step in the right direction.
Cover image: FISCH, Bower, Filippa K.