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Sustainability

OUR APPROACH

With the realisation of how much damage the Fashion Industry has been a contributing factor to mass waste and land fills, fast fashion is far from our beliefs. We believe in SLOW FASHION. Each order is created from scratch as it is placed, thus lowering the amount of waste in materials and any excess stock. We take the time and care to make sure that our products are made with love, understanding and a completeness only independent labels offer.

There are so many options and alternatives in this industry to manufacture responsibly and with care. We will continue to set further goals to become more sustainable and ultimately make changes in our manufacturing to design our swimwear, reduce our impact, generate awareness and rally you, our lovely customer, to join us in taking action. Here are some of the ways we’ve been shifting:


MATERIALS

We are focused on using more eco-conscious and sustainable materials, including:
- Our exclusive eco-crinkle CIENNA fabric is made in Australia and is a textural dream. It is one size fits most and comes in both solid and stripes colour-ways.

- Since our beginnings we have chosen to source and use ECONYL® regenerated nylon in our swim garments. Why? For us, it’s a no-brainer: sustainable textiles and responsible manufacturing is the new normal and a business imperative for all fashion, surf and swim brands in this modern economy.

-Polyester made from post consumer recycled polymers in order to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills -Swing​ t​a​g​s are eco-friendly and made from 80% post-consumer waste/blotter stock.




“Since our beginning, Cleonie Swim
has been focused on supplying SUSTAINABLE and
ALL AUSTRALIAN products to the world”



MANUFACTURING

We are committed to responsible manufacturing practices, including:

+ Growing our Made in AUSTRALIA products, which currently includes our entire Swimwear line
+ Every single order is ‘MADE TO ORDER’. We will cut and make your swimsuit as soon as the order comes in, which means you have the beauty of changing it if you wish
+ Making it cheekier or bigger in the bust
+ Whatever request you have we can try our best to achieve it for you!!
+ Using digital printing to reduce water and wastage; right here on our doorstep in Sydney
+ A message from our printers: “We recycle all of our discard paper, and since we print to order there are no papers or fabrics left over at the end of a season to be thrown out. We also wrap all of our rolls in recycled plastic!

Our incredibly vibrant coloured inks are water based, which is a big plus for the environment as there is no washing or special water pit drains required after printing. We don’t use any harsh chemicals or any chemicals whatsoever that are detrimental to the environment in any part of our processes!


POSTAGE AND PACKAGING

We do not pour any discarded inks down any drains whatsoever, even though they are water based we dispose of our leftover inks accordingly.

We send our swimwear in tissue that is completely acid free and FSC Certified, providing you with a premium packaging solution without harming the environment. The parcels we use are Bio-based as in they are partly made from plants but feel and behave exactly like plastic, except when disposed of, they are biodegradable with no toxic residues (or micro-plastics!) And COMPOSTABLE at HOME!