Photo credit: Eco-Panda
Beachy keen! A new eco-swimsuit collection is about to make some serious waves, even if it's not, as the company declares, the first recycled swimwear line, like, ever. (Aaron Chang has first dibs on that appellation.) Splashing into stores this summer, Eco-Panda's debut collection comprises recycled nylon, as well as Xtra Life Lycra, a combo it says results in garments that last three times longer than your average two-piece.Eco-Panda, which holds exclusive rights to recycled nylon in the United States, also claims that the material uses 27 percent less petroleum resources and contributes 28 percent less greenhouse gases.
Bathing beauties looking to catch some rays (and gazes) will find a ton of styles, colors, and patterns to choose from, like the zebra-stripe Jungle Fever one-piece monokini, the mod Pixel Perfect bandeau top, or the swirly Dream Catcher wide-band halter. Dare to bare even more? The hot-pink-and-black Tokyo Station Japanese-print string bikini is sure to send pulses racing. Prices start at $38.
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