"Because the world is round it turns me on. Because the wind is high it blows my mind. Because the sky is blue it makes me cry."- Because, by The Beatles
A beautiful song and sentiment that perfectly captures our motivation for sustainable practice. As a swimwear brand, we're creating garments, in essence, to experience nature in. Causing undue harm in the process seems, well...wrong. It's no secret how polluting, and poor ethical standards often are when it comes to making the clothes we wear on our bodies. We're determined to do our part and help change the status quo. Our commitment to sustainability is simple: to always do better, to challenge convention, and through transparency- inspire along the way.
Because sustainability is a journey, not a destination, no detail is too small to consider; from our made-in-LA pads, recycled hang tags, regenerated mixed-metal hardware, carbon-neutral shipping, and eco-packaging materials, we do our best to minimize our negative impact. Most notable is our amazing fabric made of nylon from discarded fishing nets that account for nearly 10% of all ocean pollution. How poetic is that? Literally pulling trash from the ocean to make garments made for swimming. Not only is our fabric waste-to-wear, but it is engineered for exceptional fit retention, offers UPF 50+ protection, and is OEKO-TEX certified. Combined with our quality construction, and you have one long-lasting swimsuit. Additionally, as of February 23,' we have partnered with Greenspark to reclaim ocean-bound plastic while creating positive economic opportunities for every order placed.
Equally important are the talented artisans that bring our garments to life. We're proud to make our suits locally in Los Angeles at a small family-owned and operated fair-wage manufacturer. In an industry where its common practice to pay by the piece, essentially a legal loophole to slave wages in the US, our sewers are compensated by the hour and remain employed year rounds as opposed to being hired and fired contractors based on fluctuating workload. The average length of employment is an impressive 7.5 years, which speaks to the quality of both the job and the product they turn out.