I bit the bullet and agreed to choose a swimsuit from their line to model.
How is Eco Swim so different? For starters, the suit is made of 100% recycled nylon and plastic. I was intrigued by the premise as I knew that fleece and upholstery fabric could be from recycled materials, but wondered how swimsuit material would compare. Additionally, the suits are Made in the USA, reducing the carbon footprint of shipping them to the States as well as creating local jobs.
From their website:
REPREVE is a brand of fabrics made from 100% recycled materials. Using innovative technology, the company combines post-consumer waste (plastic bottles) and industrial waste (nylon) to create high quality yarn. The company is one of the leaders in the "upcycle" movement to find significant use for waste materials and used-up products.The fabric feels exactly like any other swimsuit fabric and quality construction is obvious in every seam and the double lined front. The shirred waist flatters a 40something figure as does the flounced bottom. The sizing was true to my usual size, as well. They have an array of styles to flatter folks from teenage to adult as seen by the video from their Spring line. I am proud to promote the company as well as their mission:
Eco Swim by Aqua Green is where sustainability meets cutting edge design in the swim industry. We strive to provide fashionable, excellent quality, and planet-friendly swimwear, therefore reducing our carbon footprint in the sand. We’ve come a long way, and with every sunrise we try harder.
*Our Daily Green received the Eco Swim suit free of charge in exchange for an honest review.