It is starting to feel like spring around here, which makes me think of warmer days. Oh, how I would love to be sitting on a beach right now lounging with a great book. Unfortunately, I still have to wait a few months considering there is snow blanketing the grass, and no beach insight.
When it comes to swim suits, I am extremely picky, and I just can’t seem to find one that fits in all the right places. When Eco Swim by Aqua Green contacted me, I was not sure if getting a swim suit without trying it on first was a good idea, bearing in mind the last time I bought a bathing suit, it took me all day to find one that fit. I decided to take the plunge and see how a swim suit could be fashionable and sustainable all at once. And, I am glad I did.
I received the swim suit during the early stage of my pregnancy and I am not going to lie, it was a bit snug. But, I am confident once this baby is born and I am back to my regular size it will fit like a glove. I love the colors that I chose, and how sturdy the materials feels to the touch. I believe even after several washes the material will still hold up and look like new.
I think what I enjoy the most about their swim suits is the story behind them. Eco Swim is a 4th generation family run business. They not only care about the materials that are used in the manufacturing of their swim suits, but where and how they are produced. They presently design, fit, source, cut and sew all their products in Pennsylvania. Their mission is to provide fashionable, excellent quality, and planet-friendly swimwear by embracing sustainable technologies and methods.
Just to show their attention to details, they even make sure their tags are made from recycled materials and FSC certified paper. According to their site, they have “eliminated petroleum oil based foams of the polluted past and introduced bra cups made from Eco Cell foam, a biodegradable material made form plant oils and recycled materials. This reduces global warming, carbon dioxide emission, and total energy demand.” All their products are also made from recycled nylon, polyester and cotton.
Apart from creating sustainable swimwear, Eco Swim has helped to keep our beaches clean. In 2012, Eco Swim and their retail partners removed 6,600 lbs of trash from our oceans and waterways, and they have many projects lined up for 2013. I wonder what they have in store for us!
The more I read about the company, the more I love how they are trying to create a product that will in turn leave our planet that much healthier. I couldn’t think of a better product to strut my stuff in on the beach and make a statement. Being green, and environmentally-friendly doesn’t have to be boring and untrendy . We can all do our part one step at a time in the sand.
How will you reduce your carbon footprint the next time you are at the beach?
Disclosure: I was sent one Eco Swim by Aqua Green swim suit . The opinions expressed in this review are my very own.
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