With sun-soaked summer days on the horizon, now is the time to hunt for that perfect swimsuit for the coming season. Much to our delight, our favourite homegrown ethical fashion brand Kowtow is making finding the swimsuit of our dreams with the launch of its very first sustainable swimwear collection.
â€œWe are always researching opportunities to introduce new products without compromising on our values,” explains Kowtow creative director, Gosia Piatek. So in true Kowtow style, not only does the collection look great, it’s also good for the planet. Each piece in the collection is made from ECONYL, an innovative fabric that’s created with regenerated nylon. What that means is that your Kowtow swimsuit is made from nylon waste material such as fishing nets, discarded carpets, and fabric scraps. Cool fact: since 2013 ECONYL has worked with Healthy Seas to remove 160 tons of fishing nets from the ocean to be turned into yarn.
Taking the step towards a more circular fashion model, Kowtow will also offer a take-back programme that will repurpose your swimwear once it reaches the end of its life.
The Kowtow swimwear collection features six flattering styles â€“ two one-piece suits and four separate bikini set styles that can be mixed and matched â€“ in Marigold, Sienna, Ivy and Midnight. There’s also a sarong and two organic cotton tees that accompany the collection â€“ each features the work of Australian watercolour artist and textile designer, Lauren Cassar of Mirador.
Take a look at the campaign imagery in the gallery below. You can shop the collection online here and in-store now.