Buying a new a swimsuit or bikini can be a chore of a job, especially if you looking for sustainable ethical swimwear. Thankfully we’ve saved you hours of research and listed some of the top brands of eco friendly bathing suits and ethical bikinis in the UK and Europe. The article is divided into two sections, the first looks at sustainable swimwear, while the other is limited to swimwear made in the UK, unfortunately there is none made in Ireland at the moment. Happy shopping.
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Under the Same Sun (see above) are a Swedish brand creating sustainable swimwear, and other garments, in factories in Portugal. They use low impact textiles such as recycled polyester, tencel, and organic leather. The recycled polyester that they use is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified. The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Testing for harmful substances includes; illegal substances, legally regulated substances, known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals, as well as parameters for health care. Tencel is spun by reconstituting cellulose, often taken from the beech or eucalyptus tree and as it’s made out of wood pulp, the company claims that it is both biodegradable and recyclable. The company also claim that they use a printing technique that is safe for the environment and the worker and produces zero waste.
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