Designer With Recyclable Bottle Swimwear Line Shares Vision – Spectrum News 1

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MALIBU, Calif. — Studies show there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s ocean by the year 2050.

Fashion is known as one of the most polluting industries in the world, but one local designer hopes her brand will inspire others to change that.

What You Need To Know

  • Studies show there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s ocean by the year 2050
  • Environmentalist and fashion designer Andrea Bernholtz has Swiminista, a swimwear made out of the recyclable bottles that often end up in the ocean
  • According to the Ocean Conservancy, plastic has been found in more than 60% of all seabirds

Every day is earth day for Andrea Bernholtz, an environmentalist and fashion designer who grew up on the beach in Malibu. She recently spent the day cleaning it up with her friends and family.

Andrea co-founded the well known denim line Rock and Republic back in the day, so she’s seen firsthand how devastating the fashion industry is to the environment. Even before it was popular, Andrea explained, reducing her carbon footprint was something she’s always been cognizant of. read more

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