Eco Friendly Swimwear for 2016

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Fun and sustainability are two peas in a pod and half the fun of coming to Jicaro Ecolodge comes from lounging around our pool and playing in Lake Nicaragua. We have put together a list of Eco-Friendly Swimwear companies so you can have fun, be comfortable and look great on your 2016 holiday at Jicaro.

Natural swimming pool

Vitamin A:

Vitamin A believes that style and substance can coexist. Since 2000, Vitamin A is at the forefront of swimwear design with signature innovations: chic details, neutral color palettes, the Little Black Bikini™ (LBB), and the iconic California cut. Now, Vitamin A lightens its environmental footprint, one bikini at a time. Vitamin A uses EcoLuxTM, a exclusive new superfine matte jersey swim fabric produced locally in California, using Repreve® recycled nylon fiber to conserve resources and LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber to extend the life of each swimsuit far beyond that of traditional spandex products. Vitamin A also employs water less digital printing technology, incorporate sustainable fibers like Tencel into their après-beach styles, and choose factories that conserve water and energy use.

Taking a kayak tour on the lake

You can check out their chic and Eco friendly designs at http://www.vitaminaswim.com/

Koru Swimwear: 

High-end swimwear for sport and leisure. Koru’s swimwear is made  from quality fabrics made in Italy and includes swimwear made from Eco-friendly fabrics with recycled materials and bulk dyed fabric processed without water waste and water pollution. Koru’s designs are fun and chic while remaining functional. The perfect fit for an active vacation in Nicaragua.

Excuse me, have you seen Nicaragua?

You can check out Koru’s playful designs at: http://www.koruswimwear.com/

Odina:

Odina is highly-functional and fashionable swimwear that is locally made from recycled and reclaimed fabrics. Odina was founded  with the idea of making a suit using Eco-friendly materials that not only complimented a woman’s figure, but also her passions. Odina worked with surfers, not models, to get feedback on fit and function.Through the process the Odina team tested a number of sustainable fabrics and a variety of recycled fibers before finding one that met their demands. The various styles underwent the same testing, with many success stories. The result was a suit that was not only ecologically sensitive but looked great on and rose to any challenge.

You can check out Odina’s surf inspired designs at http://odinasurf.com/

Faherty Brand:

Faherty Brand is the perfect example of how passion can create a new and innovative business that can also be sustainable, not very different from Jicaro Ecolodge!

Founded by 2 brothers, Faherty utilizes 100% organic cotton, and recycled fibers to create their swimwear while their factory works on a closed loop filtration system to keep waste to the minimum. Faherty draws from every corner of the world for its designs and patters, from sarapes in Mexico to colorful Guatemalan bracelets, Faherty is never short on inspiration. This is a brand committed to the environment and to the beach lifestyle, always looking for the next adventure.

You can check out Faherty’s collection at http://fahertybrand.com

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