To say it’s been a hot summer is an understatement Australia just sweated through its hottest January on record, while our Kiwi cousins just had their third-hottest month. In these sticky times, the ocean is our friend – cooling, replenishing and invigorating. That’s why we’re horrified to hear that scientifics predict that by 2050, the ocean will have more plastic than fish!
It’s said that every piece of plastic ever made still exists today, and while only a small portion of plastic is currently recycled, more and more fashion companies are doing their bit to fight ocean plastic by turning it into amazing swimwear!
One innovation is Econyl. This fabric, created by Italian firm Aquafil, uses synthetic waste such fishing nets from oceans, recycles and regenerates them into a new nylon yarn that is exactly the same quality as virgin nylon!
So, with our list our favourite swimwear brands that are fighting ocean plastic, there’s no reason you can’t greet the sun, surf and salty air in sustainable style.