Featured Seller: KORU Swimwear

Fashion, Featured Sellers v April 18, 2015

 

We’ve got our eyes on Koru Swimwear right now – and not just because of their stylish ‘kinis.

For starters, Koru partners with Healthy Seas, an organization that repurposes hazardous materials from fishing waste, to produce about 75% of their fabric. Items such as discarded fishing nets are regenerated into recycled fibers with another partner-  ECONYL.

These post-consumer fabrics are then either dope dyed – a special process that does not use any water – or more traditionally dyed, using only recycled water. The materials prove to be versatile in the design process, styles ranging from sporty to sexy to simple.

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Even down to their packaging, Koru has got your conscience covered. Recycled hangtags, organic cotton care labels and compostable shipping containers are all apart of their sustainable mission. Lastly, Koru Swimwear is a member of 1% of the Planet, in which 1% of the profit goes to various environmental organizations. Keep it up, Koru!

 

Shop the Koru sustainable swimwear collection on EcoHabitude!

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Phoebe Gillan

Phoebe is from San Francisco, California and has lived in Manhattan for a year. She is studying Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design, in her second year of their Bachelor of Business Administration program. When she’s not working on EcoHabitude’s blog or social media platforms, she loves to explore New York City rooftops, upcycle her clothes and learn new languages.

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