With the thought in mind that by 2050 there will be more plastic in weight than fish in our oceans it is time to think about what you wear and how it is made.
At Tucca Swim we believe sustainable swimwear isn’t just the Eco-Friendly fabrics used, it is also the process behind manufacturing and brand ethics. We aren’t just going along with the trend of sustainable swimwear of 2019; we are looking at the larger picture of the future. We have seen the amount of plastic in the Mediterranean Sea over the years and it is only becoming worse.
Tucca Swim’s SS19 collection is made from 78% recycled Polyamide and 22% Elastane. Whilst the majority of this fabric is recycled, there is still a small percentage of elastane. This is a huge advancement in the manufacturing industry and is currently the most sustainable fabric available for swimwear use. All ink used in the digital printing process is Oeketex approved and are water-based, meaning they are also Eco-Friendly.
Within the sustainable swimwear industry, the term ‘ocean waste’ is commonly used to describe what the Eco-Friendly fabric is made from. This term is very misleading as whilst a small percentage is made from ocean waste, it is also made from industrial plastic from landfills, fabric scraps and other items such as carpet flooring. The reason we do not use the term ‘ocean waste’, although this does sound more attractive to consumers, is to be as transparent as possible to you.
If you would like to read more about how Tucca Swim’s Eco-Friendly fabric is regenerated, please visit: www.econyl.com