Sustainable Practices

Sourcing Materials:

We choose every supplier, manufacturer, pattern and material with care.

We only use fabrics that offer the highest quality and are made with sustainable practices.  Our suppliers monitor every single stage or our production’s cycle in order to reduce the use of water, energy, chemicals and waste. 

We also use ECONYL®  products where possible. ECONYL® is a 100% regenerated nylon fiber crafted pre and post-consumer waste such as abandoned fishing nets, industrial plastic waste, and fabric scraps. Using ECONYL® instead of sourcing new nylon allows us to regenerate waster materials and give them a new life. The fabrics we use are woven in Lombardy by one of the world’s finest manufacturers of high performance luxury textiles.

 

Digital Printing: 

Our printed fabrics are printed digitally. Digital printing reduces fabric waste and allows for small runs of production. There is a sufficient decrease in the amount of dye that is used with digital printing, typically 90% less, compared to other traditional processes such as rotary screen printing. Digital printing also uses less than 10 liters of water per meter, compared to 50 liters per meter of water required for screen printing. 

Small batches are possible as patterns can be directly applied from a digital printer onto the fabric, without additional supplies, such as silk screens. Whereas, other printing mills will require large amounts of yardage to be ordered due to the additional development of making the screens. 
 
Digital printing also removes the need for excessive water and energy use during the post processing, dye setting step. With digital printing, color is locked in by heat fixating/steaming only, whereas other methods require lengthy washing procedures.

 

Dyes and Chemicals:

We strive to choose products that are Oeko-Text Certified, meaning that the raw materials undergo testing to ensure that no harmful chemicals are used nor released.

 

Factory Visits:

We regularly visit our factory to ensure both the quality of our swimwear and to ensure that the people producing our swimwear are treated respectfully, paid fairly and are working in safe conditions. We have developed close working relationships with our factory.

 

Manufactured in NYC:

All of our swimwear is made in the garment city of New York City. Domestic manufacturing encourages a healthy local economy, ensures that employees are treated fairly under the USA worker protection laws, contributes to less pollution, and creates a smaller carbon footprint.