MADE WITH LOVE
"ALICIA SWIM swimwear fabric is made in Italy using Econyl, a high-quality technical yarn created from regenerated nylon.”
Most of the sources for Econyl raw materials are fishing nets intercepted in coastal areas, which otherwise would end up in landfill or would endanger marine animals. Every 10,000 tons of Econyl saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil and 57,000 tons of CO2 emissions that would have been used in the production of new fabric.More and more marine mammals and turtles are killed by getting trapped in “ghost gear” (abandoned fishing nets). Ghost gear also poses threats to coastal and benthic ecosystems, by scratching or entangling coral reefs, or introducing parasites and invasive species into these fragile natural habitats.The kimonos and headpieces are made from a mix of cotton and silk and use 50% less water in the printing process. Every little bit helps!
“It was important for me to work with our local community, supporting my birthplace while maintaining a personal connection with the team.”
We manufacture our pieces locally in Mauritius and work with expert artisans. Being a perfectionist, I work closely with tailors at the factory throughout the whole production process, from the initial selection of colors and materials, through the cutting and countless fittings, to the final construction. No detail is overlooked. All pieces in the line are cut, sewn, and finished by the hands of these women—there is no assembly line. Transparency and working on a fair-trade basis is the ethos of ALICIA SWIM