To celebrate Summer, we launch our first collection of sustainable swimwear.
Keeping in line with our sustainability values, each piece is made from Econyl®, a regenerated nylon manufactured in Italy. Econyl® consists of pre and post-consumer nylon waste material including fishing nets, discarded carpets, plastic components and fabrics scraps.
We have recycled 120kg of discarded nylon, to make durable and environmentally friendly swimwear.
Since 2013, Econyl® have worked with Healthy Seas to remove 160 tons of fishing nets from the world’s oceans and turned them into yarn. Econyl® is produced within a closed loop, which means it can be recycled infinitely without loss of quality.
We are committed to working toward circularity and offer a take back programme for our swimwear. At the end of its useful life, return your Kowtow swimwear in store and we will continue the regeneration process.
To accompany our first collection of sustainable swimwear, we collaborated with Australian watercolour artist, Lauren Cassar of Mirador. Cassar’s abstract hand painted prints feature on two organic cotton t-shirts and a sarong. Both designs focus on the simple rewards of Summer in warm painterly tones.