VOGUE – How swimwear is becoming more inclusive
By Claire Coghlan
Feeling good on the beach or poolside is the first step to looking good. Vogue talks to the female swimwear designers who are putting body positivity front and centre. Image credits: Supplied
With the Miss America pageant announcing that the swimsuit competition will be retired in June and catcalling being banned in France this month, as Europe’s annual August migration to the coast ensues, what does this spell for the swimsuit? Will we see a return to more covered-up styles reflecting a changing world?
Today, Hoffman’s swimwear is made exclusively of either recycled polyester comprised of post-consumer plastic bottles, or recycled nylon made from fishing nets, industrial plastic waste and fabric scraps. “In 2017 alone, our use of ECONYL® diverted 10,797lbs of waste from landfills, including 2,744lbs of fishing nets,” says Hoffman, whose fans include Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Union and Issa Rae.