LIVING – 6 items to pack in your suitcase for a sustainable beach holiday

By Lucy Wagstaffe

Nowadays, we are becoming more and more conscious of the impact of our holidays on the planet. We’re moving towards booking eco-resorts, carbon offsetting when we book our flights and trying to eat local and seasonal ingredients when we eat out. But how can we ensure we’ve packed a sustainable suitcase?


Nylon is the main material used in swimwear because it is durable. However nylon is made of plastic, which is non-biodegradable, and requires a lot of energy and water to produce. So make way for Econyl® – the new eco-friendly fabric which is made from recycled plastics, with a manufacturing process that greatly reduces waste and emissions. To find swimwear made from this fabric, we recommend the brand Stay Wild Swim as it uses Econyl® yarn made from marine plastic waste. They’re not only sustainable and practical, the products are incredibly aesthetically pleasing too.


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