Many brands are now using regenerated nylon, reducing the need for new petroleum-based fibres.
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While recycled fibres are the current sustainable standard for swimwear, natural fibres are an even better option, writes Fiona Ralph.
I’ve worn my fair share of vintage togs, including a particularly memorable set with a cone-shaped bikini top, found at a retirement home garage sale. The lovely man I purchased it from had bought it for his wife in London in the 1950s and she had never worn it, so the tags were still attached.