Swimwear turns waste problems into solutions?
This is because our swimwear is from recycled pre-& past ocean waste called Econyl or biodegradable nylon, which saves our oceans.
It´s the latest trend fabric in sustainable fashion. Ocean and landfill plastic waste, mainly fishing nets, is being collected and transformed into the most comfortable swimwear. Thereby, the marine life and organisms are protected, we save fossil fuels and reduce landfill waste.
At Vanilla Sand, we are continuously working on reducing the environmental footprint along the entire supply chain.
Up to 2/3 of the sustainable impact of fashion happens at the raw materials stage – before the clothes are actually made. Which is why choosing the right materials is so important to us.
We try to reduce as much waste as possible by avoiding express shipping and ship locally wherever possible. If that’s not possible, we use ocean freight transport instead of air transport to cut CO2 emission. Additionally, we use recycled paper and packaging for all of our shipments.
We aim to get closer to being a zero-waste company by using our fabric leftovers to create scrunchies and balancing our Co2 emissions from (express) shipping through planting trees. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants. They take in harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen.
Vanilla Sand is not fast fashion. Vanilla Sand is created for all earthlings that wish to live well, live healthily and live kind!
Did you know that at Vanilla Sand, we turn waste problems into solutions? That is because all of our swimwear is 100% recycled and made from ocean plastic. This fabric is called Econyl (or biodegradable nylon). We basically use the plastic that pollutes our oceans and make swimwear out of it.
Econyl is the latest trend in sustainable fashion. It’s derived from ocean and landfill plastic, mainly fishing nets, and transformed into a super soft and durable fabric. Not only is Econyl a solution to waste it also reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared with the material from oil.
Why it matters?
Every year, hundreds of thousands of marine animals – such as sea turtles, seals, dolphins and whales, are harmed by ocean plastic pollution. Abandoned plastic and fishing nets are a significant part of the problem. These nets can travel long distances from their point of origin and can remain in the ocean long after they are discarded, resulting in the entrapment and death of marine mammals, sea birds and fish. The result is an increasingly critical global threat to marine life.
Our beachwear is mostly made from GOTS certified organic cotton. GOTS certified organic cotton means no genetically modified seeds and restricted use of many chemicals, pesticides and fertiliser—making it safe for the environment, the farmers and you!
You should try them! Our 100% Bamboo blankets. Bamboo yarn is a beautiful natural fibre that wears well and brings a little bit of luxurious comfort. Bamboo is a renewable resource that can be harvested without harming the plant, and it only takes a few months before the plant is ready to be harvested again. While it grows, the bamboo plants help prevent soil erosion and conserve water. That makes it an environmentally-friendly choice.