By OCTAVIA MUIR
Our Staniel Swim Shorts are so soft and sleek you would never guess they are made from 100% recycled plastic… but they are! Crafted in Spain from repurposed plastic waste into beautiful high performance swimwear that also gives back to endangered wildlife suffering from the same hand of pollution and urbanisation, puts a smile on our faces and an extra spring in our step when we enjoy the chicest swim shorts around…
Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues. Between 4.7 million and 12.7 million tonnes of plastic leak into the world’s oceans every year.
The single use plastic waste is collected on land in Europe and Asia and processed in Spain where the fabric and garment construction takes place.
The plastic is broken down into its basic elements to achieve POY (Pre-Oriented Yarns) which is the base needed to create yarn. The yarn is then woven to create our 100% recycled Polyester fabric and then dyed or printed in Barcelona. The finished fabric is then taken to our factory in Spain to be cut and made into our famous Swim Shorts complete with our soft mesh lining, recycled woven labels and tags, drawstring and signature hardware.
Our Swim Shorts are then meticulously checked, ironed and packed into recycled bags together with a matching travel bag, ready for shipment and awaiting that first swim!
Uber cool and environmentally conscious. Our shorts are a timeless sustainable swim shorts and have the perfect gentleman’s fit. Not too long and not too short, not too tight and not too baggy, they are cut just above the knee and carefully tailored for an elegant look and comfortable performance. Together with our drawstring waistband and quick-dry textile, they are perfect for wearing in and out of the water.
MADE FOR YOUR TRAVELS
We hope you enjoy them and that they travel the world with you far and wide. Repurposing plastic waste has become an opportunity for us, and for you to be wearing the chicest sustainable swim shorts around. Post your holiday snaps on Instagram tagging #lovebrandtravels for a chance to be featured on our customer gallery a.k.a ‘Our Wall of Fame’ and share your adventures with us!