I'm super excited by the new solid colours of recycled nylon swimwear that have just landed in the shop! I can't stop mixing and matching and dreaming of ALL THE SWIMWEAR!
Did you know that the nylon component is 100% regenerated nylon fibre from pre and post consumer waste, such as, fishing nets? The lycra used is 5 x more chlorine resistant than the average chlorine-resistant spandex. Plus it has UPF 50+ sun protection! I just think that is such a neat idea for reducing waste, especially when the end result is a soft and strong fabric that will make long-lasting swimwear.
I made a bikini from this fabric last year and I can confirm that the bikini fabric looks just as good compared to the fabric still on the bolt. There has been no colour fading or any sign of ageing!
Since there are only so many swimsuits that I can make, I thought I'd share my top 11 combinations along with a pattern suggestion as inspiration for all of you.
(Links to all designers and patterns mentioned are at the end of the blog post.)
All recycled swimwear fabric can be purchased here.
Patterns mentioned are:
- Gina Rashie by Swimstyle Patterns
- Cottesloe by Megan Nielsen Patterns
- Beverly by Named
- Nautilis by Tuesday Stitches
- Soma by Papercut Patterns
- Ipswich by Cashmerette
- Mimi by Evie la Luve
- Jazz by Swimsyle Patterns
- Pilatus by Opian
- Goldie by Sew Swimmingly
- Take the Plunge by Patterns for Pirates