Celebrating Earth Day with Sustainable Swimwear

Celebrating Earth Day with Sustainable Swimwear

In the heart of Earth Day's ethos lies the urgent call for sustainability and innovation—a call that San Lorenzo, at its core, answers with unparalleled commitment and creativity. 
San Lorenzo the Brand combines cultural heritage with innovation in the fight against climate change. We understand that sustainability is not just about conservation but about creative engagement with our world to forge a future where both people and the planet can thrive.

Originating in the heart of Hawaii 

San Lorenzo is deeply rooted by eco-conscious indigenous communities who have coevolved with their natural environment, developing a profound understanding and respect for their land and seas. 

This deep-seated relationship has been the bedrock of Hawaiian culture and worldview, emphasizing sustainability and respect for natural resources.

In Hawaiian culture, the balance between the ocean and the land is sacred, a principle that deeply influences San Lorenzo’s eco-mission. 

The brand's innovative approach to sustainable fabric selection and design philosophy reflects this age-old belief in harmony, ensuring that every bikini contributes to a balance between human needs and environmental preservation.

The San Lorenzo Angel, thus, becomes an emblem not only of beauty and freedom but of informed, responsible living, embodying a commitment to a healthier, more sustainable planet.

As the San Lorenzo Angel dons her bikini, she embodies not only the essence of the brand but also a profound connection to the environment. With each wear, she symbolizes a commitment to both style and sustainability. 

While she makes a conscious decision to support her favourite eco-label; she is also deeply rooted in her own environmental practices.

Sustainable practices include
- recycling and using renewable resources,
- reduce consumption by buying only what you need,
- choose locally sourced, organic foods when possible,
- collect rainwater for outdoor plants and gardens,
- spread awareness about sustainability practices
- advocate for policies that promote environmental conservation and protection
- choose products with minimal packaging, and;
- look for items made from sustainable materials.

These are not mere options but necessities to ensure these vital resources remain available for future generations. 

The health of our planet is a collective responsibility that extends to every Angel, individual and entity. Every person plays integral roles in shaping the environmental landscape, and with that comes a shared duty to preserve and protect our Earth. 

San Lorenzo The Brand Embodies Sustainability

San Lorenzo's mission goes beyond mere business, the environment as a critical component of its identity.  One of our core brand values, ‘Creative Sustainability,’ is a practice woven into every facet of our operations including:

Making all Bikinis 100% Biodegradable 

In a groundbreaking move towards sustainability, San Lorenzo has ensured that all its bikinis are 100% biodegradable. This initiative represents a significant step forward in reducing environmental waste and promoting a cycle of life that respects the planet's natural rhythms.

Choosing Local Manufacturing in Brazil and Peru

By choosing to manufacture our bikinis in Brazil and Peru, San Lorenzo not only supports local economies but also strengthens our connection with these countries. This approach ensures that traditional skills are valued and preserved, while also minimizing the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation of goods.

Innovative Solutions for Packaging 

San Lorenzo is continually on the lookout for new and innovative solutions to enhance the sustainability of its products. This relentless pursuit of innovation ensures that our bikinis are not just environmentally friendly but also pioneers in sustainable fashion.

Leading the way with Innovative Fabrics at the Forefront

What sets San Lorenzo apart is its pioneering use of innovative fabrics. These materials embody the perfect blend of form, function, and environmental ownership. 

Intentionally SL’s signature fabrics are LYCRA® EcoMade™ yarn and Amni Soul Eco. These choices are testament to the brand's commitment to reducing environmental impact without compromising on quality or performance.

  • LYCRA® EcoMade™ Yarn
  • Made with pre-consumer collected LYCRA® waste, it is fully traceable and eco-responsible for production. This material marks a significant step forward in sustainable fabric innovation. 

    Produced using pre-consumer recycled materials collected at the company’s manufacturing sites, it blends these materials with virgin fiber to create a fabric that is both environmentally conscious and high-performing. 

    This process not only reduces waste but also reincorporates it into production, embodying a truly cyclical approach to material use.

  • Amni Soul Eco
  • Amni® Soul Eco, the world's first biodegradable yarn, has an enhanced polyamide 6.6 formula allowing clothes to quickly decompose

    Unlike other fibers that take decades to decompose, Amni Soul Eco takes approximately five years to break down once disposed of in landfill, reducing the environmental impact and ensuring a better world for future generations. 

    Test results* show that 90% of Amni Soul Eco yard decomposed within 5 years as opposed to 7% decomposition of conventional polyamides in the same time frame. 

    Garments made with Amni Soul Eco suffer no changes during the lifetime, even when stored, having a shelf life as long as conventional polyamides.

    The Path Forward

    Ultimately, the health of our Earth depends on the collaboration and commitment of all involved, highlighting the importance of collective action in safeguarding our environment for generations to come. 

    By integrating sustainable practices into every facet of our brand, we demonstrate that it is possible to honor our Hawaiian roots, support local communities, and safeguard the environment.

    As we celebrate Earth Day, we are inspired to consider how our choices— in fashion and beyond— can honor our planet in weaving a future where fashion and sustainability exist in perfect harmony. 

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