Sustainable and Fair Trade Swimwear from Patagonia Surf

Sustainable and Fair Trade Swimwear from Patagonia Surf

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I know it’s Thursday…and usually my posts have been publishing on Wednesdays lately, but the previous 3-day weekend and busy life kind of threw me off a bit! It sure is nice having a Monday off, even though it often means a lot of catch-up work back in the office. I was just too exhausted yesterday…so I guess today is my “Wednesday,” if you will (although hooray to a shorter week). We’ve been having some weird cold weather here in California, and we’re all feeling fairly sleepy…Summer can’t get here soon enough! Whether your summer prep includes hitting the gym a little more or planning for your upcoming vacation, I’m sure many of you are about to hit the swimwear market, if you haven’t already. Here’s a little tip if you have yet to shop around: if you didn’t already know, Patagonia has a wide range of stylish, quality swim gear for men and women…and it’s all sustainable and fair trade!

I wrote about Patagonia’s sustainable denim a few years ago, which I was pretty excited to learn about. I have no idea how I didn’t know the brand was earth-friendly…but this is part of the point of my blog: to not only educate a few readers, but myself as well! It’s a fun market to explore. Anyway, the brand was founded by mountain climbers and surfers—people who had a strong appreciation for the world around us. Patagonia’s swimwear collection, titled Patagonia Surf, offers several stylish yet classic designs for men and women, including swimwear, rashguards, and shorts. Everything is made in Certified™ Fair Trade facilities (view the full supply chain here), and made from recycled polyester and nylon. Nylon is actually more difficult to recycle than polyester, but through plenty of R&D and testing, the brand has found recycled nylon fibers suitable for apparel. The process isn’t perfect, so Patagonia is constantly searching for ways to improve it! Patagonia’s women’s swimwear also accommodates up to a D cup and includes a stay-put linking for slip-resistance when wet. To top it off, this awesome brand donates 1% of all sales to domestic and international groups that work towards the preservation and restoration of the environment.

Shop everything Patagonia Surf for men and women here!

2 Comments

    • Lana June 28, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      They are cute, aren’t they…maybe I’ll have to make a post about this particular style in case anyone else is also looking around for similar ones! 🙂

      xo Lana

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