I know it’s still cold out there…but just wait, summer will be here before you know it! If you’ve been hitting the gym or pavement with new resolutions in mind for the new year, you’re probably already anticipating it. One of the best ways to keep yourself accountable is to start your shopping early for your new favorite swimsuit! Either way, it’s always fun to stock up on new swimwear every year, but sometimes it’s hard to know just which brand to shop for. Swimwear can be expensive, and if you’re me, you’d prefer those dollars to run the extra mile in the sustainability department. Introducing: Earth friendly swimwear by Free Bella.
The fashion industry is a dirty one, being one of the largest wastes of water, and textile dyes and treatments cause tremendous amounts of pollution. Americans also throw out tons of clothing each year. Polyester is the common material used in swimwear, but unfortunately it is highly unsustainable as it’s made from petroleum. To combat this, Free Bella uses recycled plastic bottles for their polyester fabrics. This company doesn’t stop there…they also use Econyl, a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made from stray fishing nets recovered from our oceans. As I’m sure you are already aware, these fishing nets floating around in our seas are responsible for a large amount of accidental deaths of sea life every year. Free Bella also extends their eco-friendly efforts to their packaging, using 100% recycled paper products, and their suits come wrapped in biodegradable burlap bags. All manufacturing is done ethically in their downtown Los Angeles location. The awesome thing is that Free Bella is completely transparent about their sourcing, manufacturing and shipping processes on their website! They also break down the cost and explaining why quality swimwear can be so pricey. You can read more about it all here.
“Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world. We use deadstock materials, and fabrics recycled from plastic bottles and recovered fishing nets to reduce our impact, because nothing gets us going like going green.”
“Designed and manufactured in downtown Los Angeles, we create badass bikinis that won’t kick the planet. Free Bella is a new way of thinking about fahsion – because we believe we can make a difference and look fly at the same time.”
“We source low-impact, sustainable materials, while implementing earth friendly practices throughout our supply chain to ensure minimal impact on Mother Nature.”
“Our mission is to celebrate and inspire a sustainable lifestyle through fashion.”
Read more about and shop Free Bella Free Bellahere! Also, for a limited time, shop their end of the year sale with code BYE2017 for 40% off everything.