Isla In Bloom - Sustainable And Recycled Swimwear

Location

Australia

Price

$$

Values

  • Circularity Circularity
  • Fair Fair
  • Transparent Transparent
  • Vegan Vegan

The latest brand we’re proud to add to the directory is Isla In Bloom. Handmade and printed in Sydney on sustainable fabrics that feature exclusive prints designed in Byron Bay, Isla In Bloom is designed to make women feel ultra feminine and confident in their swimwear. Their adjustable, high quality styles in bold prints make trips to the beach something to look forward to and not fear.

So where did it all begin? On holidays of course! Isla In Bloom pieces are inspired by travelling,  exploring beautiful destinations and making unforgettable summer memories. And while we may not be able to go on extravagant beach holidays right now, we can definitely be transported there with this beautiful label. Inspiration also came from founder, Misha’s struggle to find pieces that fit her just right. She wanted vibrant, sophisticated swimwear that made her feel confident and feminine while in-keeping with her sustainability goals, but she couldn’t find that anywhere. So she made it her mission to create a brand that ticked all those boxes.

Now to their practices. From the very beginning, the Isla In Bloom creators waned to produce ethically and sustainably. They manufacture locally to ensure the quality and ethics of production is managed closely. Every piece comes in high-quality, sustainable fabric, which is made from Econyl®, a 100% regenerative nylon derived from ocean and industrial plastic waste sourced from Italy. Each swimsuit has a recycled polyester yarn lining that’s made from plastic bottles. Both fabrics are durable and long-lasting. And those beautiful Byron Bay-designed prints? They’re printed onto the fabric with water-based, eco-friendly inks at a Sydney-based printing house.

Other ways Isla In Bloom is committed to sustainability is through their packaging. Their swing tags are made from 100% recycled paper and the tissue paper they use is acid-free, sulfur-free and FSC-certified—replacing the need to use plastic to wrap their swimwear. Each order is sent out in pink (what else?) compostable and biodegradable postage bags that are made from cornstarch and cassava root. The best part? They break down in 90 days!

The Isla In Bloom team understands that being sustainable is an ongoing journey and they have more to learn as the business grows. That’s why they promise to continuously learn and adapt to ensure they are doing all they can to produce ethically and sustainably, with plans to introduce a recycle scheme this summer for their customers to send back pre-loved bikinis. And so that excess stock doesn’t go to waste, they donate all end of line stock to Thread Together to empower women in need with brand new swimwear.

Most importantly, Isla In Bloom make beautiful swimwear for modern women. They hope to empower their customer with fits that flatter and make her feel confident. Now that’s what you want from a bikini!

Want to know where Isla In Bloom sits and what they’re working on in terms of these 5 values? Hover over these values to find out.

Want to know more about the founder’s journey?
Read our interview.

 

Meet the creative founder of Isla In Bloom, Misha Smits.
“All of our makers and suppliers are based in Sydney. I have a pattern maker in Alexandria who’s previously worked for some of Australia’s biggest swimwear brands. My cutter is based in Marrickville – its a small family owned business. My binder is in Moorebank – again a small family owned business. My fabric printer is in Alexandria – they are specialists in printing on nylon fabric which is quite the process – there is a lot of prep required to get the fabric ready for printing. My swimwear maker is in Marrickville based next door to my cutter, she has a small workshop of swim makers and for any Australian made swimwear brands, she is likely to be the maker – they work with some very well known household labels, mostly mid market to premium brands”.

Misha Smits

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