Bikini Auria London c/o; Dick Moby Sunglasses; Palorosa bag
We are currently traveling through South-east Asia and I could not have dreamt of a better place to start off Summer 2017 other than in the fine, soft sandy beaches of Gili Meno. I have always felt in my element while in the water (possibly because I was a competitive swimmer for over ten years). As soon as I dive in, I feel invaded by freedom. The underwater world is like a second home to me.
Despite these beautiful feelings, I am very saddened to witness how polluted our oceans are, and especially by plastic waste. According to a report from PNUE, plastics (mostly bags and PET bottles) make up 80% of the waste found in regional seas. This is why I very drastically started to reduce my consumption of plastic and looked for more sustainable alternatives. I have since found a number of chic, ecological and ethical fashion brands whose products are made from recycled plastics.
Today’s post includes:
– beachwear made of recycled materials
– a recipe to make your own homemade sunscreen. No plastic containers.
– a tip on how to drink your two liters of water a day while avoiding plastic bottles (particularly here in Indonesia)
How to be eco-friendly at the beach?
1. Choose ecological and ethical brands
For instance, a brand that makes its garments out of recycled materials. It’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. But also, its production conditions are equally important.
Auria London Bikini
I discovered the bikini brand, Auria London at the Green Fashion Week. Their pieces are made of ECONYL®, a fiber made from abandoned fishing nets and other nylon waste. Auria London is the living proof that eco-fashion can be chic, contemporary and fun. I really love this monochrome collection which includes this high waist cut I’m wearing, as well as the one piece, all giving it a subtle vintage touch. And the entire production is done in London!
#ecofriendly + #madeinEurope