photo by Patricia Iranzo

Sustainability Is A Journey--PART I: Is Sustainable Swimwear Really Sustainable?

How is it that there are so many so-called sustainable swim brands now?

There has been an explosion in brands labelling their swimwear as sustainable, and the reason is this: The mills that are producing spandex from recycled plastics have found a way to scale it out at a cost per yard that is marketable (though still within the luxury pricepoint).  But more importantly they’ve dedicated these qualities to running stock yardage, which means smaller companies don’t have to commit to huge minimums up front, a common barrier that usually prevents them from being on the vanguard of any new fabric technology. 

July 28, 2019 by anya ferring