Woman with Julienne swimwear

BE PART

OF THE CHANGE

By 2050, our seas may contain more garbage than fish 8 million tons of waste end up in our seas every single year 640K tons of fishing nets are abandoned in the ocean

Less than 1% is recycled

We proudly use ECONYL® regenerated nylon made from abandoned fishing nets.

Each year, thousands of volunteers dive all around the globe to pick up ghost fishing nets,

and we turn them into premium swimwear.

Thank you for joining the movement and help us clean the oceans!

HOW IT WORKS?
  • 1 Collecting

    Ghost fishing nets and plastic waste are collected around the globe through different initiatives such as Healthy Seas. Since 2013, 510 tons of ghost fishing nets have been collected! This equals to the weight of almost four blue whales!

  • 2 Recycling

    The material is then transformed back to its original purity after a regeneration process, by ECONYL® Regeneration System. The yarn is blended with Lycra® Xtra Life™ to ensure optimal support while remaining soft and stretch. Our swimwear is UV protective, and highly resistant to chlorine, sunscreen and oils.

  • 3 From waste to wear

    These premium Italian fabrics are then brought to Portugal to be turned into swimwear by a talented crew of Portuguese tailors in our ethical and eco-friendly manufacture. We then ship everything from our headquarter in Switzerland, using carbon-neutral shipping worldwide.

ETHICAL PRODUCTION

Recycled plastic,

No leftovers

Our swims are produced in the North of Portugal, in ethical manufacture that is very similar to a small family business. They employ 9 sewers & tailors, mostly women. They offer good working conditions and fair remuneration.

They are on the way to conclude the ISO 9001 Certification, and are also in the process to be GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified.

They are very cautious with plastic consumption and tend to be plastic-free. At the moment, they use recycled plastic whenever it's possible. Your swims are packed and maintained in recycled plastic pouches for instance.

There have almost no leftovers fabrics. If any, they use it to produce samples. On this topic, we are preparing a surprise for you, we will share it as soon as possible.

Last but not least, they contribute to the local economy by working with small business mostly in Portugal. Most of the fabrics are ordered in Italy, but all other suppliers come from Portugal (accessories, metal clasps, hang tags, hygienic stickers, etc)

RECYCLED PACKAGING

Kraft packing tape,

Low impact EVA plastic

We use biodegradable, recycled and recyclable packaging materials. Our tags, boxes and greeting cards are made of recycled cardboard. We seal our shipping boxes with kraft packing tape instead of regular plastic tape.

Even the protection bags we use to store our goods are made from recycled plastic and the Julienne pouch in which your swimsuits are packed is composed of low impact EVA plastic.

WE GIVE BACK

Support women battling

with breast cancer

This year, we have teamed up with Manon Barraud, a Geneva artist @itsmeguilty to create tote bags and t-shirts handmade in recycled cotton.

50% of the benefits are given to "Ose thérapies", a Swiss non-profit association that helps women battling with breast cancer. They accompany them, provide them with emotional support and various activities to help them recover and love their body again, as well as get back into their social and professional life.

In 2019, in Europe, 26% of deaths were caused by cancer, and breast cancer represents 25% of the cases for women. These numbers are alarming, and it is important for us to support and give back as much as possible.

Further details on the association:
https://www.ose-therapies.ch/a-propos