how we make our swimwear
FLIPFLOP AND TREACLE
8 million tons of waste goes into our ocean every year! The fashion industry is hugely responsible for the rise of pollution in rivers from chemical dying to a dangerous level. With fast fashion making clothing so cheap (sometimes a dollar for a bikini) , it has become dispensable,....we are using it once or twice and then discarding it , which means landfills are overflowing mostly with synthetic fabrics that won't decompose for hundreds of years, if ever! We can no longer produce clothing as we have done in the past, it is time for change.
We want to be part of the solution to solving the environmental impact of the fashion industry, offering you affordable, recycled, handmade swimwear essentials , classic cuts in classic colours, and a selction of clothing made from natural fibres , plant dyed right here in Bali.
We also believe that it is our duty to give back, so we support different charities, some humanitarian, some protecting the ocean and everything in it.
🌊 Our swimwear fabrics are made with ECONYL® regenerated yarn from Nylon waste or fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles. We only use certified recycled fabrics made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon or Repreve.
🌊We donate 20,000 rupiah from each sale to underwater. conservation and the protection of sharks.
🌊We are closed loop fashion, meaning we design classic, timeless pieces that are made to last but when they do eventually come to the end of their lives , return them to us and we will up-cycle them, making them truly sustainable, avoiding landfill.
🌊We do not use any plastic packaging. Instead you will receive your order in a handwoven palm box made by local villagers in Bali, something that you can use and reuse.
Our swimwear designs are classic cuts, designed to be your essentials, that can me matched with anything and become your "go to" pieces.
We also design a small selection of casual wear and intimates, bras, pants and slips made from organic and sustainable fabrics dyed only with plant-based dyes. Fabrics such as Tencel, organic cotton and Linen.
We are a small company that wants to do the right thing. All of our garments are cut and sewn by hand, with a lot of care, by our friend Pak Ajik and his wife in Bali.
We are a slow fashion brand and are strong advocates of ethical practises in all of our endeavours. We have a thrift section in our stores it's important for us to use what is already in existence where we can, our thrift section is a curated collection on pre-loved clothes, we tend to have lots of linen, cotton and muslin pieces, and from every piece sold we donate 20, 000 rupiah to local charities in Bali (supporting disabled children and impoverished people, to share the love 🖤). Read OUR WORLD to see what we've been up to.
This month we headed up to Singaraga again to donate more wheelchairs to impoverished families with disabilities. This is only made possible through The Global Village Foundation , who we support with a 20,000 rupiah donation from every bikini / pair of boardies we sell.
So far we have raised 25,720,000 which we have split between The Global Village Foundation and Thresher Shark Indonesia (offering shark fisherman an alternative lifestyle to protect these endangered sharks). To read more about our charities click here. .https://flipflopandtreacle.com/pages/giving-back