Bikini Empire and Social and Environmental Sustainability
A growing awareness about the impacts of fast fashion, and the textile industry has led many consumers to be more interested in how their garments are made. We believe strongly in creating swimwear that is in line with our environmental and social values. We have chosen to manufacture our swimwear in Bali, due to our manufacturer’s dedication to fair business practices, high wages, outstanding working conditions, and environmental sustainability.
The fabric used in The Utopia collection is a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post industrial waste such as discarded fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet, industrial plastic and plastic by-products. The discarded materials are put through a sophisticated and complex process and turned into ECONYL®, a polyamide yarn boasting the same features as virgin nylon in terms of performance and quality, but produced without the use of non-renewable fossil fuels. All of the different fabrics that Bikini Empire uses contribute directly to the clean up of the oceans, and the redirection of industrial waste. Kelsey and Monica believe that fashion is a solution, not a problem.
10 cents from every bikini made is donated to the ROLE foundation. The ROLE Foundation runs a zero waste facility and environmental development programs in Bali. Their vision supports zero waste to oceans, sustainable businesses for coastal communities, and women’s business education and development.
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