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This Might Just Be The Chicest Sustainable Swimwear Brand We’ve Ever Laid Eyes On

If you thought recycled fishing nets and other waste found in the ocean doesn’t scream ‘fashion’, think again.

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Amidst the harrowing news of the Amazon fires, the conversation about sustainability and paying more attention to our planet has never been more prevalent. Now more than ever, consumers are making more conscientious decisions when shopping by turning their attention to fashion brands who are doing their bit for the environment.

The newest label on our radar is sustainable swimwear brand Léa. The eponymous brand, founded by Lebanese designer Léa Daaboul, makes seriously on-trend bikinis and one-pieces using Econyl, a nylon material made entirely from waste products.

Source: lea_thelabel

Joining the ranks of luxury brands Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Prada, who are all changing the basis of their production processes in order to shrink their use of non-biodegradable materials (think eco-friendly trench coats, polo shirts made from plastic bottles and backpacks re imagined in a sustainable material), Econyl is a fabric made from discarded fishing nets, industrial plastic and other waste that many fashion brands have adopted into their practice.

Léa the Label was born out of Daaboul’s love for Mother Earth. A yoga teacher herself, the designer is already passionate about living an environmentally-friendly life.

Source: Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

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