Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to raise awareness and support for environmental protection. It’s a day to reflect on our impact on the planet and take action to reduce our carbon footprint. One way to do this is by choosing sustainable products, and this includes sustainable swimwear.
When you choose sustainably made clothing, you are casting a vote for social and environmental responsibility, for transparency and for a fundamental change in the way clothing is made. At Rey&I, it is our constant endeavour to put out a more sustainable version of any product or service. We understand that there will always be a better way of doing business for the planet and no amount of progress will be enough.
In many parts of the world, April is also the gateway month to summer. Swimwear is an essential item for many people during the summer months. Whether you are lounging by the pool or hitting the beach, there’s no denying that swimwear is a summer staple. However, traditional swimwear can be damaging to the environment. Most swimwear is made from synthetic materials like polyester and nylon, which are derived from fossil fuels and can take hundreds of years to decompose.
Thankfully, there are now many sustainable swimwear options available that are made from eco-friendly materials. These materials are often made from recycled or organic fibers, reducing the impact on the environment. So, why not celebrate Earth Day this year by choosing sustainable swimwear?
A Rey&I swim short is made from recycled nylon and polyester spun out regenerated ocean plastics. Recycled polyester is made from post-consumer plastic bottles, which are collected, sorted, and processed into polyester fibers. This process reduces the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and oceans, making it a great choice for eco-conscious brands. We have authenticated the fabric supply chain by auditing certificates and manufacturing facilities. The accessories used on the garment are sustainable too. The buttons are made from the nut of the Tagua palm. This tree grows wild in the equatorial rainforests of south America. The metal used in the zippers, buckles or hook clips is fully recyclable.
Even before the first sample garment was made, we developed fully sustainable packaging, as this is usually the place where most single-use plastic is consumed. Your Rey&I swim wear is packed in a zipped canvas pouch, designed to be used again and again. Also handy if you have wet clothes to pack. The pouch sits smartly in a recycled cardboard box that is used for shipping worldwide. We use a paper tape to seal the shipping envelope. Best of all, your order will never contain any physical invoices, labels or marketing materials as these are simply wasteful.
Celebrating Earth Day with sustainable swimwear is a great way to make a positive impact on the planet. By choosing men’s swimwear made from eco-friendly materials and supporting brands that prioritize sustainability, we can reduce our impact on the environment while still enjoying the summer sun. So, this Earth Day, make a conscious choice and choose sustainable swimwear – your wallet and the environment will thank you!