Fashion is one of the most polluting industries on earth, but as customers grow more and more aware of the impact their shopping habits are having on the planet, the desire for environmentally-friendly fashion is increasing providing supply chains with the demand they need to justify a change of tack.
And while the fashion industry is ever-evolving in this world of conscious purchasing, it’s nigh on impossible to be 100% sustainable 100% of the time. Thankfully, certain labels are making it much easier to make those small changes.
By 2050, it’s estimated that there will be a greater volume of plastic than fish in our oceans, and at some point in our lives we’ll consume fish that has digested plastic microfibres. Which is why it’s almost ironic that the swimwear industry is making some of the biggest waves (get it?) in the world of sustainable fashion.
Copacabana Swimsuit, £165, PAPER London
Khaki One-Piece, £55, Arket
MADE FROM REPREVE (100% RECYCLED PLASTIC)Palm Tree One-Piece, £65, Tide and Seek
MADE FROM RECYCLED FISHING NETS Gingham Print Bikini Bottoms, £100, PAPER London
Ladder-Back One Piece, £80, Seafolly