The latest buzz words around the fashion scene are 'sustainable' or 'eco- friendly', but what does that term actually mean? In the world of womens rashies or swimwear, what this means is that the fabric has been made from unwanted waste to try and recycle products to make a difference to saving our planet.
The pandemic has brought forward a change in thinking that was always going to happen, but it was accelerated during the few years of living through lockdowns. Saving the planet through trying to reduce waste and recycle unwanted products is one step in many that are needed to make a difference, and taking these steps will pay off in later years.
We chose our sustainable fabric with this idea in mind and are helping to do our bit. The fabric we chose has been made from waste such as discarded fishing nets and plastic bottles that have been polluting the seas. They take these products and regenerate it into a nylon yarn, which is then used to make a fabric. All this is done in Italy and the end result is a luxurious fabric which made to fit well, comfortable and lightweight to wear.
Yes you will find that it is more expensive than cheaper fabrics, but the cheaper fabrics usually don't have a great life span and end up as landfill 12 months later when they start to fade or disintegrate. This is another part of the sustainable chain that needs to be addressed in time.
So is buying a sustainable womens rashie a good investment? We certainly think it is as we have tested the fabric through wearing, swimming, washing and yes, given it a really good workout! You can't go wrong with a piece that is high quality, chlorine resistant and UPF 50+ - a piece that will last!