There are some bikinis that stand the test of time, summer after summer. The ‘Neutra Bralette’ and ‘Neutra Hipster’ bikini by Vitamin A is one of those. While it’s the perfect shade of pastel aqua and is made using buttery soft fabric, that’s not the only reason I have it on high rotation. This Vitamin A bikini is the perfect example of sustainable swimwear.
Made from a blend of recycled nylon and Lycra – 83% Recycled Nylon and 17% Lycra to be exact, the brand is focused on reducing their impact, using their voice, raising awareness and generating change. In 2020, Vitamin A partnered with a ‘green team’ to audit their materials and supply chain. The results?
- 3,216,962 litres of water saved
Environmentally conscious methods means that very little water is used in making Vitamin A swimwear, so you conserve water every time you choose their swimwear.
- 36,384 kgs of waste diverted
Majority of fibres are made from recycled nylon and polyester diverted from landfills and oceans.
- 352,609 kgCO2e emissions avoided
Sustainable fabrics combined with local manufacturing reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional supply chains.
- 1,113,665 kWh energy saved
Sustainable fabrics and low impact processes save more than 30% of energy compared to conventional swimwear
It’s good to know that when you’re wearing Vitamin A, you’re swimming in the most sustainable fabric around. Especially when the maiden voyage of this bikini was to Bawah Island in Indonesia. Bawah is a private island that’s home to a luxury eco-resort that’s also focused on sustainability and preserving it’s incredible environment. It’s the first island in Indonesia to be powered by a renewable micro-grid and the resort was hand-built from sustainable bamboo and other recycled materials, such as driftwood and copper. Swimming off the island in my Vitamin A swimwear was match made in eco-heaven!
I’m wearing the size 6/S bottoms and size 8/M top.
Shot on the incredible Bawah Island in Indonesia.