By Laura Hawkins

Never has fashion’s devastating impact on our oceans been more visible. Take Stella McCartney and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Circular Fibres Initiative’, a report released last November, assessing the devastating environmental impact of the textile industry, which estimates that by 2050, 22 trillion tones of synthetic microfibres will have been released into the oceans. As the fashion industry comes to terms with its polluting manufacturing methods, a spectrum of swimwear brands are making waves with their sustainable approach to design, working with ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon yarn, produced from the nylon waste which spills out of landfills and clogs up our oceans.



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