By Karen Dacre

Expect a costume drama as a host of ​eco-savvy brands look to overhaul the classic one-piece. Karen Dacre is on board

Whatever your point of view on the eight week-lycra-fest that is ITV2s Love Island, there will be no escaping it over the next couple of months. Already, less than 24 hours since the questionable couplings commenced, your Instagram, Twitter and freshly resurrected “Lurvve Island” WhatsApp group are awash with insightful takes on villa life.


With plastic in our seas a headline issue and World Oceans Day imminent, it’s the work being done to decrease waste that is garnering excitement in the industry. The development of Econyl, a revolutionary yarn created from industrial plastic, waste fabric and fishing nets from oceans, is key to this crusade.


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