22.12.17

Eco Fashion – How to shop for ocean friendly swimwear this summer

save the oceans while wearing a bikini

World Animal Protection Australia

This summer, rule the pool, ride the waves and save precious marine animals at the same time by buying ocean friendly swimmers.

A few swimwear brands have started to do their part to protect our oceans by making swimming costumes out of ECONYL® – a fabric made from recycled fishing nets.

Lost and abandoned fishing gear – known as ‘ghost gear’ – is one of the biggest threats to sea animals today.

Each year, a staggering 640,000 tonnes of fishing lines, nets and ropes are left in our oceans.

Made mostly of plastic, they become floating death traps that kill around 100,000 whales, seals, turtles and other marine animals annually.

And because ghost gear takes centuries to degrade, its killing power is huge and long-lasting.

Global animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection is working to protect sea animals from ghost gear with a four-step approach: reduce, remove, rescue and recycle.

You can play your part by buying ocean friendly swimwear and helping to protect the animals that call our oceans home.

World Animal Protection Australia

World Animal Protection is a global animal welfare organisation with 50 experience moving the world to protect animals. Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. We work to help governments, companies and people care for animals; in disasters, in farming, in the wild and in communities.