As a beach lover and traveler I spend half of my time in swimsuits. I have been chasing summer around the world since July of last year (2016), and have had the fortune of visiting many ‘screensaver’ beaches while wearing cute bikinis to match. While some of these beaches are as idyllic as expected, others have been ruined by tourism and contamination. Beaches like the ones I visited in Phuket, Thailand make you think hard about the impact we make on the world and why it is important to be an eco-conscious traveler.
Traveling really opens up your mind and widens your horizons. The further you travel the more you get to know yourself, the world, and realize how truly small and fragile that world is. It is important that we, as travelers, keep the well-being of our world in mind to minimize a negative impact on the ecosystem of those dream destinations we visit. One way to do this is by supporting organizations and brands that are eco-conscious, and that are helping the environment rather than hurting it.
FINCH Eco Swimwear is a pioneer in apparel design and manufacturing who is revolutionizing the swimwear industry with its sustainably produced line. Instead of using traditional, synthetic, petroleum-based swimwear fabrics and creating more waste, FINCH actually helps the environment by using recycled plastic bottles to create their swimsuits. Their exclusive use of Repreve® recycled PET fabric has led FINCH to be globally recognized by Project Just. Project Just is an organization that provides a seal of approval only to brands that are truly sustainable. It also takes into account style and aesthetic in its judgement so you are sure you’re getting the all-around best from a brand with the Project Just seal of approval.
Helping maintain our planet beautiful has become an increasingly important factor for me. Traveling really makes you appreciate the world more and my love for it grows deeper with each destination I visit. Although I want to help as much as possible, I also like to wear things that are stylish and I feel good in. The whole point of fashion is to look and feel your best! If a brand is eco-conscious, but I don’t like the style, I won’t wear it. This is especially true for swimwear brands as they need to have a faltering fit and design. Basically, I look for a brand that has the whole package – like FINCH.
If you are a beach lover like me and are looking to become a more eco-conscious traveler a great way to start is by finding truly sustainable swimsuits. FINCH swimwear is not only an amazing choice for the environment, but their stylish designs will make you feel even better about your switch and will have you Instagram-ready during your travels!
Learn more about FINCH Eco-Swimwear here. Use code LBS15 for a 15% discount when you shop online!
Have you heard about FINCH Eco-Swimwear before? What do you think about what they are doing for the environment? Let me know in the comments below!