Style October 1, 2020
Wear Your Waste is the perfect name for this company, with a passion for the environment they make clothes from advanced eco materials.
Based in Tarifa, Spain, beach life is at the heart of their designs and they take style and nature seriously. They focus on timeless looks that should be loved for ever, using long lasting inks and sun resistant materials and not getting sucked into the ugly world of fast fashion. Their bikinis are made from regenerated fishing nets and other post-consumer waste and made in Italy to keep their carbon footprint low, even their packaging is made from a biodegradable cellulose rather than plastic and the hangtags are made from recycled card. We received the Madi Halter Top to take a closer look at, this reversable bikini features a leafy pattern on one side and a plain black finish on the other. It has a fixed under band that provides a bit of support and an adjustable sliding double lace tie closure in the back and the neck. This closure system is fiddly, it’s worth tying the neck piece first before putting it on as it makes fastening the back easier.
Once done up the double laces look nice and help prevent the straps from digging in, the fixed under band means it is nonadjustable and the cups felt a little too close for me, it might be worth ordering a size bigger than you would normally to ensure more covered fit at the sides. The long straps can be tied in a variety of ways for versatile wear, swopping to a cross back tie for a different look. This top is made from a 78% regenerated polyamide (ECONYL yarn) shell with 22% elastane (Lycra XtraLife) and an 88% regenerated polyamide (ECONYL yarn) lining and 12% elastane. The materials are Ultra chlorine resistant, UPF 50+, Sun creams and oils resistant, opaque and created with a long-term shape retention. The seams and all the materials lay softly against the skin, so whether you are sunbathing, swimming or playing volleyball it remains comfortable against your body. Wear Your Waste are still working towards becoming fully carbon neutral as their stitching is unrecycled nylon and the elastane mixed with the regenerated fabric is not recycled either. The Madi Halter Top feels just like standard swimwear material, if not a little silkier, you would never guess it is made from fishing nets.
- Flattering fit
- Recycled materials
- Chlorine, sun cream and oil resistant
- UPF 50+
- Double laces awkward to fasten
- Sizes run a little small
- Not 100% recycled materials just yet