Green Summer: Bathing Suits


| 6/2/2009 11:43:15 AM


With warmer temperatures in the forecast, I have plans to spend my weekends lying by the pool, soaking up some rays. My current bathing is a few years old and has seen its fair share of use, so recently I’ve been in the market for a new one. Bathing suit shopping — like any kind of shopping in my world — is no small task for me. I want a high-quality suit that looks good, will last me for years, isn’t too expensive but is still eco-friendly. I did some research and found a few good swimsuit lines that are fashionable but still environmentally friendly.

Eco-Panda

This summer Eco-Panda launched its first line of eco-friendly swimwear. The debut collection’s suits are made of recycled nylon collected from discarded fishing nets. The swimwear also incorporates Xtra Life Lycra which Eco-Panda claims will make its suits last twice as long as ones made with chlorine-resistant spandex and ten times longer than suits made with regular spandex.

Eco-Panda’s suits are available in bikinis and fashionable one-pieces (a hard task to accomplish), and they come in a variety of colorful prints with fun names like Jungle Beat, Leopard Love and Tokyo Beat. The suits cost either $68 or $76.

Eco-Panda
This style from Eco-Panda is called Mandalay. Eco-Panda is just one of several designers who make environmentally friendly bathing suits. Aaron Chang and Rogan Gregory also have sustainable lines. Photo Courtesy Eco-Panda 



Aaron Chang



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