Whether you are planning a getaway this winter (or just some quality time in your gym’s hot tub), it’s probably time for a new swimsuit. No matter how much care you take, unlike clothes, swimsuits just plumb wear out after a time. And nothing’s less flattering than an ill-fitting or worn-out suit that sags in all the wrong places. We are here to rescue you! Win a suit of your choice from one of our faves: the leading eco-conscious swimwear company, Eco Swim by Aqua Green.
Eco Swim by Aqua Green swimsuits have a seriously impressive green credential: They come from a fourth-generation family business and suits are Made in the USA (which has resulted in fossil fuel reductions of 96.9% for the company). After working for the past several years on greening their processes, including “using eco-concious materials which reduce ocean pollution, keep plastic out of our landfills, and saves the need for virgin or non-renewable resources” they can boast the following:
• Repreve® recycled nylon and polyester shell fabrics
• Recycled nylon lining
• Eco cell foam bra cups
• Dry Natural Rubber (DNR) elastic
• FSC certified tags
What is Repreve, the material the suits are made from? In short, the fabric offers several important benefits:
• Trims from recycled components
• New process for textile printing using significantly less water
• State-of-the-art machinery with less energy consumption
• Strict Oeko-Tex standards
The company also does beach cleanups on the regular, and they and their partners have cleaned up over 4 tons of trash! You can see how important I think THAT is in the video below:
How to Win: You can win a swimsuit in your size and style from Eco Swim by commenting on the post below (please use an email address where you can reliably be reached as that is how I will reach out to the winner for suit choice and to mail to you). Tell us your favorite place to swim! Please like Eco-Chick Escapes (our sister travel site) and Eco Swim’s Facebook pages too. Contest is open from 12/18/13 to 12/23/13 at midnight PST.