EMBARK ON OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY
What is your swimwear made of ?
We put sustainability at the core of every choice we make. Most swimwear are still made out of virgin nylon and polyester. That’s plastic…! which is not biodegradable and requires us to keep drilling for more and more petroleum. As off-shore drilling projects increase, we will just have less beautiful oceans to enjoy. Bain de Minuit has made a different choice, to leave a lighter footprint on the planet. Helping reduce our plastic wastes as much as we can is very important to us. We are not increasing demand for new plastic and instead, recycle from trashed fish nets and plastic bottles.
Our digitally printed fabrics from Repreve is one of the most earth-friendly in the world.
Did you know that Repreve has already transformed more than 14 billion recycled plastic bottles into amazing fabric? They are aiming for 20billion more by 2020 ! Each swimwear is made out of about 10 recycled plastic bottles that could have ended up in our oceans.
Our plain fabrics are made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon coming from nylon waste such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture industry, fabric scraps from mills and old carpets destined for landfills.
Did you know that an estimated of 640.000 tons (1.28billion pounds) of fishing gear is left in the ocean each year ? These nets can travel long distances from their points of origin and can remain in the ocean long after they are discarded, resulting in the entrapment and death of countless marine mammals, sea birds and fish.
80% of our packaging is biodegradable as well.
Read more about BAIN DE MINUIT x ECONYL® on their official page :
Who made your swimwear ?
Bain de Minuit partners only with manufactures that keep their workers safe and have strong work ethic. We make a commitment to responsible manufacturing practices. Our shells necklaces are handmade one by one by a local family in Bali. We work in a friendly and respectful manner with our whole Balinese team to create unique and audacious designs. We are committed to produce a very limited quantity of pieces for each collection and will always chose sustainability over fast-fashion.
Photo credit: Michel Bensadoun; Written by Candice Bensadoun