SUMMERLOVE SWIMWEAR PARTNERS WITH HEALTHY SEAS!
Posted: Jan 19 2017
We are excited to announce that SUMMERLOVE SWIMWEAR has become an official partner of Healthy Seas! SUMMERLOVE SWIMWEAR features a range of eco bikinis made exclusively with ECONYL®, a 100% recycled polyamide fiber that’s made from pre and post-consumer materials such as discarded fishing nets recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative.
Every year, around 640,000 tons of fishing gear is lost or left in the ocean. The gear traps, injures, and kills hundreds of thousands of sea animals. Abandoned fish nets, known as ‘ghost nets’, are usually lost in storms, snagged on reefs or tangled when boats operate in crowded waters. But the Healthy Seas Initiative has given these nets a second life. Working with local divers and fishermen, they retrieve the nets (see video below) and instead of sending them to a landfill, they partner with a yarn manufacturer, Aquafil, who use the nets to produce a recycled nylon called ECONYL®. This recycled material is then used to make a number of products like our eco swimwear.
When you purchase a SUMMERLOVE SWIMWEAR eco bikini made with ECONYL®, created from recycled materials such as ghost nets rescued by the Healthy Seas initiative, you are helping to clean up our oceans, reduce waste, and protect our earth for future generations. Thank you for caring! To learn more about Healthy Seas and donate to help clean up our oceans please visit HealthySeas.org.