Sustainable Swimwear Fabrics
That You Need To Know

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Source: Styelle Swim

A lot of us love our oceans, but it's imperative that we protect our planet whilst enjoying all of it's natural beauty throughout Australia's glorious beaches.

After all, it would be counterintuitive to try and save the oceans whilst wearing swimwear that is harmful to it.

 We need to protect our planet whilst we enjoy it.

But where do you start? With lots of technical jargon and acronyms for eco swimwear materials, it can be tough to navigate - especially if you're just starting your journey into sustainable swimwear in Australia.

We outline our top 3 eco swimwear materials and explain why they are sustainable.

But it's also vital that we consider how our bikinis are made. Using recycled swimwear materials is fantastic, but what about the people who made them? What working conditions were they in? Were they paid a fair wage?

This is a second consideration that we recommend so that your ethical swimwear is also sustainable!

What We'll Cover

ECONYL

REPREVE

Amni Soul Eco® Thread

Making Sure Your Sustainable Swimwear Is Ethically Made

1. ECONYL

We're not going to lie - ECONYL is probably our favourite sustainable swimwear material.

Not only can it be used for swimwear, but ECONYL is also a very popular fabric for sustainable activewear!

Put simply, ECONYL turns synthetic waste into a yarn that is identical to virgin nylon.

Fishing nets and carpet are common synthetic materials that are regenerated. We especially love how it helps to protect our oceans by recycling old fishing nets for eco conscious people to wear in the ocean!

The process of doing this takes 6 steps, but it uses significantly less water than traditional nylon manufacturing.

Shopping ECONYL is ultimate choice for those who love recycled swimwear in Australia!

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2. REPREVE

Much like ECONYL, REPREVE is also a very popular fabric in the world of sustainable swimwear.

REPREVE recycles post-consumer plastic bottles that after four steps are turned into flakes. Later, these same flakes are mixed together, melted and then extruded to make their iconic material.

It's no wonder why REPREVE is the go-to fibre for swimwear made from recycled plastics in Australia!

But REPREVE isn't only used for swimwear - it's also commonly used for clothing, as well as car interiors.

Make sure to choose REPREVE for recycled plastic swimwear that looks fabulous, but keeps plastic out of landfills!

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Cali Rae Swimwear - proud users of REPREVE for their recycled swimwear

3. Amni Soul Eco® Thread

Amni Soul Eco® Thread differs to the first two materials in that their approach focuses on the end life of garment - whereas REPREVE and ECONYL fixate on recycled swimwear.

Amni Soul Eco® Thread created the first ever biodegradable and recyclable polyamide yarn.

Although the yarn is durable and can be worn for many years, once it is placed in a suitable landfill environment, it will biodegrade in approximately 5 years.

The process of doing is quite complicated, so let's let them explain it to you in a 2-minute video... because it's much better to see it being made than simply reading about it!

Some of the world's finest eco friendly bikinis are made from Amni Soul Eco® Thread.

Making Sure Your Sustainable Swimwear Is Ethically Made

As much as we adore the notion of buying eco or recycled swimwear, it's also important to ensure that your bikini is made fairly.

Just like your clothing, it's vital that we keep sustainable swimwear brands in Australia accountable with the #whomademyclothes movement.

Ask them about their manufacturing processes, where it's made, the factory conditions of the workers, etc.

Click here for free templates to ask these questions.

Ethical swimwear considerations is just as important as the eco materials that they use, so please make sure that you're just as focused on your bikinis being ethically AND sustainably made!

Conclusion

Overall, we hope this guide helped you in deciphering the world of sustainable swimwear in Australia.

These are just our top three picks for eco friendly and recycled swimwear - other notable mentions include hemp and YULEX.

But also make sure that ethical swimwear is high on the agenda too... it needs to be kind to the planet, as well as the people who made it.

Some Australian sustainable swimwear brands you should check out at Stride are:
Styelle Swim - biodegradable swimwear that's ethically made in Brazil
Cali Rae Swimwear  - Australian recycled swimwear made from REPREVE
Seapia - Australian made swimwear that uses ECONYL 
Lanikai The Label - recycled swimwear made from ECONYL
Australian made swimwear - our entire range of locally made swimwear

Alternatively, click here for our entire sustainable swimwear range!

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