Handmade Sustainable Swimwear
These scrunchies are made from excess fabric and offcuts of my swimwear making process. Giving this scrap fabric a purpose (a super cute one at that) means Swim by Elly produces less waste! The scrunchies are not only made from ECONYL recycled nylon but are also themselves recycling offcuts into something useful (and cute!!!).
As the Eco Scrunchies are made from swimwear fabric, they can be worn in water over and over again unlike regular cotton scrunchies that are never quite the same after you accidentally wear them in the pool!! They're also extremely comfortable - the Eco Scrunchies are buttery soft, light weight and don't pull on your hair. The pictures shown have the scrunchie wrapped twice around the hair but could easily be wrapped 3+ times around due to the stretch of the fabric for a more firm hold.
Please note that because I use offcuts and scraps to make these scrunchies the size and thickness of them may vary from scrunchie to scrunchie - if you would like a particularly thick or thin scrunchie, please advise me of this in the order notes at checkout.
Swim by Elly is a small business located in Geelong, Australia that creates handmade, sustainable swimwear. Every piece is custom made to order from recycled, eco-friendly fabric. ECONYL regenerated nylon fabric technology turns recycled ocean waste like discarded fishing nets from the bottom of the ocean into high quality swimwear fabric that is UPF 50+, ultra-chlorine resistant, durable and long lasting. The fabric is not only recycled, but it can also be endlessly recycled and given new life - this means it never has to go to landfill!
Swim by Elly is committed to sustainability in all aspects of the brand, from the fabric used, to eco-friendly packaging options, to using a 100% carbon neutral courier to deliver orders and a 100% carbon neutral power company to power the brand.
Fast fashion is detrimental to the environment and choosing sustainable options to prevent further damage is now more important than ever, however sustainable fashion is often hard to access and comes with a hefty price tag. This brand was created with the hope of giving young girls and women access to sustainable fashion at an affordable price, so that making sustainable choices is easy and effortless.
Swim by Elly is purposefully 'slow fashion' and all orders are made to order to your custom size, style and colour preferences with the hopes of reducing any excess waste that is usually associated with the mass production of retail stores. All orders are handmade to order with love by Elly, who runs Swim by Elly under ethical working conditions and is paid a liveable wage. Our patterns and colours are also custom printed in Australia and are totally unique.
If you have any further questions, please get in contact via the links below - I would love to hear from you!
PO Box 7445
GEELONG WEST VIC 3218