Manhattan is more than 22 square miles, and it’s a borough in New York City that just about everyone’s familiar with. Even if you haven’t been there, you can probably get an idea that it’s seriously big.
Now, imagine an area 34 times the size of that, and then fill it ankle-deep with plastic garbage. What you get is around 19 billion pounds of plastic waste, and studies are revealing that this is exactly how much non-biodegradable trash is currently being dumped into our oceans each and every year.
What’s even more staggering is that this number is expected to double over the next 5 years.
Up until as recently as a few years ago, the concept of “sustainability” seemed to have a stigma associated with it. There was a belief that sustainable fashion was, well… unfashionable. Made from rough uncomfortable fabrics and mostly for hard core hippies.
Fortunately, this mindset has begun shifting as more and more research continues to support the one simple claim being made: Humans are producing more waste than we can handle.
Different groups are responding to this problem in many different ways. Some promote a minimalist lifestyle to reduce consumption, while others are taking a more direct approach and trying to improve the sustainability and biodegradability of the products being manufactured today. Both approaches are positive and have good intentions, but the latter is most certainly more appealing to most people.
Have you heard of Italian Carvico Vita?
If you haven’t heard of Carvico yet, you’re soon going to learn about it–and probably start wearing it. That’s because it’s a new fabric, or really: a textile yarn, that’s created with sustainability in mind. The best part is that, the team behind Carvico Vita have addressed the key issues that used to plague the concept of “sustainability” and discourage people from purchasing sustainable products.
WHY AND HOW IT'S DIFFERENT
Wondering what goes into producing Sustainable Swimwear fabric?
Here are the six steps of the process from ocean waste to sustainable textiles:
What are we doing with it?
Here at Bombshell Bay Swimwear, we use it to produce our Swimsuits.
And we don’t use it because it’s a “fad” that can be leveraged to sell more swimsuits or get attention from the media. We believe in the process and concept of shifting the manufacturing process to be more sustainable. It’s time that we begin considering the long-term effects of what we’re doing today, and what the industry has been doing for decade after decade.
To us, it’s very important that we take the responsible steps needed to enable consumers like you to make better choices.
And, it’s not just sustainability that makes us different.
Here, we have a few guiding philosophies that set us apart from the rest:
Making a difference
Sustainability and being good to the oceans that we enjoy so much is most certainly important to us as well. That’s why, after accomplishing our goal of supporting women and setting our strict standards for promoting natural beauty, we launched our Sustainable Swimwear line in 2017.
It’s an effort that was by no means an easy undertaking, but it’s something everyone here at Bombshell Bay is super proud of. That’s because now, not only are we making a difference in the lives of women, we’re also making a positive impact on our world as a whole. Those things really get us moving. Making these changes help our marine life and help the world as a whole.
Join the movement
By wearing sustainable swimwear, you’re showing that you are a conscientious individual—although no one will ever know it’s sustainable unless you tell them yourself! And, once you spend some time in your new swim suit, we think you’ll be shouting it off the roof tops.
Our sustainable swimwear line isn’t reserved for anyone. Women of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities, we love you all.