THE VEGANKINI: It's Finally Here
Flaunting a sexy wrinkle-effect and designed with a firm breast-lifting mechanism, the eco-friendly Vegankini is strong enough to hold and shape even heavy busts.
But, this bikini’s most special quality?
Answer: Its NATURAL and more significantly, VEGAN ingredients.
Marinated in a gravy of local roots, fruits, and vegetables, this innovative two-piece is colored using vegan dyes. Our colorants are made from a blend of mahogany, mango, and Indian Almond leaves and then soaked in a banana-stalk finishing; rather than synthetic dyes and chemicals that are harmful to nature.
Available in Jais black or Opal puce, the Vegankini’s single-layered crease texture and naturally-dyed colorfastness are results from a lengthy and experimental trial-and-error process.
Although natural dyes are widely used and plenty derive from plants, fruits, minerals, and other natural resources, many still use animals and insects. Common examples include Cochineal insects for red, cow urine for Indian yellow, and Lac insects for red or violet.
To achieve our Opal color’s puce (purplish-brown) tone without the use of synthetic dyes, our options from mainstream natural-dye manufacturers would have probably had us dressing you in a bikini colored by Murex marine snails (purple) and octopus or cuttlefish (sepia brown) – ingredients commonly used in today’s global fashion industry.
Fabric dyeing and treatments amount to roughly 20% of the world’s wastewater (as published by the United Nations Environment Programme). When leftover processing liquids are not treated and disposed of properly, their toxic chemicals contaminate rivers, streams, oceans, and soils; destroying ecosystems and polluting essential sources of drinking water especially in countries like Bangladesh, China, or India– where regulations are weaker or less stringently enforced.
In order to reduce the world’s collective harm to the environment caused by textile manufacturing and fast-fashion culture, brands must begin to take steps towards healthier practices and advocate for change across industries. This means learning, educating consumers, and putting our planet before profits.
Discover the Vegankini:
Gaea Opal or Gaea Jais
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