Until 2050 there is more plastic in the oceans than fish. Says a recent study. 46% of all the plastic is "ghost" fishing gear.
The impact of these silent killers are huge! These ghost nets last approximately 500 years and continue harming the marine life as animals get trapped and suffocate by these nets. Their habitat is harmed as well.
As you can see in the image. Ghost nets keep harming the marine life and so our whole eco systeme.
Our goal is to put environmental responsibility in the heart of our brand, so we are using fabrics that will do no harm to our Planet. All of our bikinis are made with 100% ECONYL regerated Nylon from dicarded fishing nets.
This sustainable fibre called ECONYL is developed in several steps in a textile developing company in Italy.
Together we can recycle tons of waste from all around the world.
Thousands of tons of ghost nets get into the treatment center where nylon waste gets processed and transformed into textile yarns using the least amount of water and energy possible. After that, it is sent to Italy, where it is transformed into a high-quality, eco-friendly fabric, that is:
- Ultra Chlorine Resitstant
- Resistant to sun screens and oils
- Ensuring 50+ UV Protection
- Soft and smooth
- Ensuring a perfect fit
- Absolutely non-see through
And finally all the the bikinis are handmade by a sewing company in bali. They use a traditional way to sew the bikinis.
Do you want to join the journey from waste to wear and help clean the oceans? Join us, look good and feel good!
From the Ocean for the Ocean
Water. The birthplace of life on earth. It covers 70% of the planet and is home to 65% of the world’s life forms. Our existence and survival has always been linked to water. But an alarming reality exists below the surface. Lost fishing nets, almost invisible underwater, keep trapping fish and marine animals, in an endless cycle that threatens to directly drain our marine ecosystem. Each year, about 640,000 tons of fishing gear are lost or abandoned in our seas and oceans. They are plastic waste which remain in the seas for centuries. Meanwhile, microplastics end up in the stomachs of fish and soon after ours. Millions of animals, including whales, seals, turtles and birds, are injured and killed by ghost gear every year.
We partnered up with organizations and companies to create a solution for our beloved ecosystem. We take action in different ways for marine protection.The Healthy Seas initiative transforms this cycle of futility and death into one of sustainability and hope. Volunteer divers recover ghost nets from the North, the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. We collaborate with fishermen, fish farms and local communities to prevent waste nets from ending up in the sea. We raise awareness of the environmental damage caused by ghost gear and promote the ecological and economic importance of healthy seas. We remove the nets saving the lives of thousands of marine animals and creating healthier seas. Once removed the recovered nets together with other nylon waste are transformed by Aquafil into ECONYL ® regenerated nylon yarn. ECONYL ® is a high-quality raw material used to create new products. It has the same quality as virgin nylon from fossil raw material, it is infinitely recyclable.
True beauty is never shallow. It has depths like the ocean. The beauty of a product doesn’t just come from its looks, it comes from its story. The Healthy Seas Initiative protects the marine environment while raising awareness about responsible product solutions with a powerful story behind them.
- Jessica and Vanessa Schulz