The use of synthetic fibres is one of the key issues that the fashion industry is yet to tackle – and in part, we have swimwear to blame. Bikinis and one-pieces are often crafted from nylon, neoprene or polyester, meaning that they can’t be recycled. This is something Lady Amelia Windsor knows all about.
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Luckily for us, and the royal, many swimwear brands are pioneering materials such as econyl - regenerated nylon that’s collected from landfill and oceans - to create beautiful bikini sets. So, it comes as no surprise that Lady Amelia was spotted sporting a classic black bikini by Talia Collins, a sustainable swimwear designer who champions the use of econyl in her classy designs.
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The 26-year-old snapped a stunning spa day selfie in the high-waisted set, featuring a classic triangle black bikini top and coordinating bottoms. She wore her long blonde hair down loose in the image, which she subsequently shared via social media.
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The socialite captioned the Instagram Story: "@bulgari @modusbpsm @taliacollinsofficial econyl bikini."
Lady Amelia looked incredible in the ethically-sourced swim set
According to its website, the label is: "A sustainable luxury swimwear and activewear brand, established in 2018."
The star enjoyed a well-earned spa day
It read: "We aim to produce timeless, monogrammed swimwear in the most sustainable way as possible to help protect our oceans and the whole planet. Our personalisable designs are consciously created using ECONYL®, a yarn consisting of 100% regenerated nylon fibre crafted from abandoned fishing nets and other discarded ocean plastics."
If Lady Amelia's ethically-produced swim set has caught your eye, then you're in luck as it is still available to buy online.
The High-Waisted High-Cut Brief, £90, Talia Collins
In addition to econyl, independent brands are incorporating natural fibres like hemp, Yulex (a natural rubber alternative to petroleum-based neoprene) and even ocean waste into their products.
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Of course, there's always the option to shop vintage. With the advent of Y2K trends, vintage Dior, Juicy Couture and Burberry bikinis have become increasingly popular. For some, the idea of second-hand swimwear may not appeal, so thankfully there are plenty more sustainable swimwear brands to explore.
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