If you’re anything like me, you’re anxiously awaiting your first perfect beach day— i.e. the day when it’s finally acceptable to step outside in a swimsuit and nothing else. Everlane anticipated our collective desire for a summer (safely) enjoyed by the water and is finally launching its first swimwear collection, dropping tomorrow on April 15th.
Everlane, your go-to destination for sustainable and affordable basics, is launching a line of premium-quality swimwear made with the recycled fabric Econyl, a feat that took years in the making. Kimberley Smith, Everlane’s chief supply chain officer, says the brand has been working on a swim line since 2018, but didn’t want to rush or “compromise on the quality or the environmental impact when creating our first swim collection.” Smith notes that the pieces are made of 82 percent recycled fabrics, and they’re actively working on getting that number to 100. All in all, the line is made of 13,768 pounds of recycled plastic that would have otherwise ended up in the same oceans we want to vacation beachside at. “Being able to take plastic waste out of the ocean and landfills and turn it into something beautiful is something we’re really proud of,” says Smith.