Madewell's First Sustainable Swimwear Line Is Adorable *And* Affordable
Each piece saves four to eight plastic bottles from ending in the landfill
Madewell has just launched Madewell Second Wave, a sustainable swimwear line for beach babes looking to be more eco-friendly. The collection, available now, features 32 mix-and-match pieces made of fabric created from recycled plastics.
According to a press release from Madewell, your eco-friendly efforts are easily quantifiable, "saving 8 plastic bottles per one-piece suit and 4 plastic bottles per bikini which gives plastic that may be destined for landfills a second life." Madewell estimates a total of 50,920 bottles were repurposed for the collection.
The collection is pretty size-inclusive too, ranging from XXS to 3X for most styles. Any combination of top and bottom (or, one-piece) totals out at under $100, making it affordable and chic. There's an array of rich-hued solids and bright stripes on a variety of waist heights for bottoms (not everyone is a high-waisted devotee, I get it). Check out some of the styles, below, and head to Madewell to see the entire collection.
In the words of Jenny Slate, mismatched swimsuits are very horny, so mix away my friends.
Madewell Second Wave, Tank One-Piece Swimsuit in Towel Stripe, $75, available at Madewell.
Madewell Second Wave, Crisscross One-Piece Swimsuit, $69.50, available at Madewell.
Madewell Second Wave, Tie-Front Bikini Top in Hillside Daisies, $49.50, available at Madewell; Madewell Second Wave, Retro High-Waisted Bikini Bottom in Hillside Daisies, $45, available at Madewell.
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