UrthAve pointedly states: "you might want to consider where the swimsuit is coming from and how it is being made. Since the fashion industry is one of the most environmentally damaging and waste producing industries in the world, every little fashion purchase counts."
"Hawaii-based Manakai makes its sexy, clean-lined swimsuits out of a 100% regenerated nylon called ECONYL, saving energy, water, and oil consumption and giving new life to old nylon."
~Lovely x Two
Manakai Swimwear finds international acclaim in the Netherland-based Passion Reporter online blog
"7 Eco-friendly & Ethical Swimwear brands that are making quite a splash this summer"
"SUSTAINABLE SWIMWEAR BRANDS ROCKING THE NEWEST SUMMER SILHOUETTES"
~Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Manakai Swimwear is grateful to be included in a beautifully curated list of ethical swimwear showcasing clear guidelines from the Ethical Fashion Forum to help quantify what makes a brand "ethical" and the lowdown on fast fashion brands
"Shopping for the right swimsuit is hard enough for most people, but as soon as you learn more about the fashion industry, labor practices, fabric production, pollution problems, it becomes even more difficult."
As Sitara Bird states in her blog featuring Manakai's ethical swimwear, "now that I know, I can't un-know."
Many of us live in our swimwear year-round. We paddle great distances in our suits and find joy in discovering the one perfect style that hugs our curves without slipping. Unfortunately, there’s a blatant problem within the industry that produces these suits we love: making them isn’t eco-friendly. Most swimsuit material is petroleum-based which is bad for the environment. Swimsuits’ harsh dyes and chemical treatments are equally toxic for your skin. To fix that problem, simply do your homework as a responsible consumer and avoid these harmful products. —Shari Coble
Owners Kelley and Anna are grateful and humbled to be featured amongst some of the top swimwear brands in the world. Remember, "quality doesn’t have to be surrendered when doing good for the environment." Read more about Manakai Swimwear and other companies that are changing the face of the fashion industry and making environmentally friendly swimwear choices available for women worldwide.