Most swimwear is made from synthetic materials like polyester and nylon to allow it to stretch and repel water. These are derived from fossil fuels, meaning they won’t biodegrade. However, you can look to recycled materials to reduce environmental impact. Two of the most common recycled swimwear fabrics are Repreve, which is a polyester made from plastic bottles, and Econyl, a nylon made from fishing nets and carpets. It is unfortunate that swimwear can cause damage to the very environment it allows you to enjoy, but thoughtful shopping and better washing can limit a bathing suit’s impact. What do you think LiveTribers? How can you make swimwear sustainable?
Posted by on 30 Jan 2023