BEYOND THE BIKINI
“You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical
than the society you grew up in.” - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Beyond the Bikini: At Léa the Label, setting a benchmark in sustainability to care for our planet is as important as creating our beautiful swims.
Our ocean is the foundation of earth’s life support system. About 70% of Earth’s surface is water and 97% of earth’s water is within our oceans.
An estimate of 8300 million metric tons of virgin plastics have been produced to date. As of 2015, approximately 6300 metric tons of plastic waste had been generated, around 9% of which had been recycled, 12% was incinerated, and 79% was accumulated in landfills or the natural environment. If current production and waste management trends continue, roughly 12,000 metric tons of plastic waste will be in landfills or in the natural environment by 2050. (According to a Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made article for Science Advances).
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, Léa the Label swims are made from the highest eco-friendly luxury Italian fabrics. Discarded fishing nets, fluff, industrial plastic waste and yarn discards are collected through the ECONYL® Reclaiming Program, the Healthy Seas and Net-Works™ initiatives. The waste is then made into the ECONYL® yarns that are eventually shipped to Italy to create the highest quality sustainable techno fabrics to meet our consumer standards.
Our swim fabrics are constructed from ECONYL® yarns that can be regenerated endless times,preserving the same quality and offering you a strong and long lasting swimsuit. Even the slightest changes can go a long way. We hope that by creating our swimwear from 100% regenerated nylon we can contribute to saving our oceans and help bring awareness and change.
To learn more about the process of how the fabrics are made, visit our eco-friendly page on www.leathelabel.com.
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