Teeny Weeny Bikini : made from teeny weeny offcuts and recycled nylon fabric // Elle Evans Swimwear.
Teeny Weeny Bikini
Fabric offcuts discarded by large fashion houses mostly end up in landfill. But some imaginative fashion designers are seeing an opportunity to recycle, by utilising these unwanted stamp outs in different kinds of garments: the ones which use teeny weeny amounts of fabric anyway - swimwear.
Elle Evans Sustainable Swimwear uses these "post consumer waste fabrics" along with recycled nylon in their gorgeously feminine bikinis and one piece swim garments, mixing patterns and plains, ruffles and tailored details.
Yep. Recycled nylon is spun from pre and post consumer nylon waste (discarded fishing nets, carpet, clothing, fibres discarded during virgin nylon production, rope, instrument strings and so on).
It uses less energy to produce than virgin nylon, has the same inherent qualities as the original and can by recycled over and over, thus using less water, energy and waste.
Made in Melbourne
Elle Evans make all of their swimwear in Melbourne, with a tiny team producing a small but fabulous range each season.
All about the Detail
We love the contrasts in the detail. Contrast of ruffle with smooth, colour with white, silhouette with tailoring. The colours this season are gentle: peach, swirled greens and the always chic white.
Elle Evans Swimwear is available direct from the designer - but because they are a Teeny Weeny Operation, items sell out quickly - so if you want to get your hands on one of these sculptural pieces, better dive into it. (They ship internationally.)
PS - We have not been paid to write this review. All opinions are our own. As always, we are keen to support small businesses with ethics & great products, who are providing fabulous vegan options.