Since launching Tucca Swim’s Eco-Friendly Collection we are eager to meet individuals who are doing their part to help the planet. Whilst shooting our collection in Mallorca we met up with Millie Copper who goes by the name ‘Beach Cleaning Mermaid’. Millie is an inspiration to us as she helps to protect the beauty and nature of the Balearic island Mallorca which is close to our heart at Tucca Swim. So here is our exclusive interview with Millie!

Tell us a little about yourself and what you do?

I’m Millie, I moved to Mallorca from the UK 2 years ago and absolutely fell in love with the island and the ocean, so it really upset me to see plastic floating around whilst people were swimming in the sea! This inspired me to set up the organisation Beach Clean Balearic to host beach cleaning events. We have an amazing bunch of volunteers who kindly give up their time to help keep Mallorca beautiful!

What advice would you give people looking to become more environmentally aware?

I think the best advice I got given was to take your time, there’s a lot of things you can do daily to live a more sustainable life but it can be overwhelming. Take the time to ask yourself.. what effects are you having on the planet in your day to day life? Write down a list of things you can improve on, and start from there 🙂

For us at Tucca Swim, sustainability Is key. What does it mean to you?

Sustainability is wanting to take care of our planet. Sustainability is LOVE!

What do you think of Tucca Swim’s Eco-Friendly swimwear collection? Do you have a favourite piece?

I absolutely love the Ocean Coral one piece!

Where do you see the sustainable fashion industry going? Do you think it’s just a trend and a marketing tool? Or is it a start of change?

Its definitely the start of a change, people have been shopping sustainably for decades but now we are becoming more aware which is totally awesome. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… I love being thrifty!

People say that ethical and sustainable fashion is too expensive. What are your thoughts on this?

I somewhat agree, however shopping pre-loved items is also ethical and sustainable. I’ve found some amazing second hand pieces at clothes swap events or thrift stores.