Shivan and Narresh use recycled ocean waste for swimwear line
Design duo Shivan and Narresh are promoting sustainability in swimwear with their latest collection which is made from 90% recycled ocean-waste polyester and hand-made looms.
Inspired by the increasing need to protect the world’s oceans and an increased demand for sustainable fashion, luxury brand Shivan and Narresh has introduced both sustainable materials and production methods into its latest collection.
“Conversations of sustainability have almost been like an undercurrent in the last decade, and found true definition in the past one or two years, majorly with the onset of the pandemic,” the brand’s head designer Shivan Bhatiya told Elle India. “This got us thinking of our social responsibility as designers.”
The brand recently launched new segment of swimwear and resort wear collection ‘Wilding 20s’ named ‘CampHeart’, featuring an original, digital style print, the brand announced on Facebook. Swimwear in the line is made sustainably and other garments are made on hand-made knitted looms as opposed to the standard industrial looms, a sustainable alternative which also helps to preserve handloom craft culture. The move to creating textiles in-house also cuts down on waste and cuts out time spent sourcing fabrics, according to the brand.
“This swimwear range is now made from 90% recycled ocean-waste polyester, which brings us a step closer to completing the circle on designing pieces that are not only inspired from the ocean but also created by it,” the brand’s creative director Narresh Kukreja told Elle India.
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