The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world.
20% of industrial water pollution comes from textile treatments and dyeing processes.
The fashion industry alone is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions.
The environmental hazards are enough on their own, but social concerns run parallel to the devastating consequences of an ever growing—and consuming—industry. Public awareness and outrage have forced the tide to turn in favor of a more sustainable future, but what does that really mean?
The UN defines sustainability as, “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
In the fashion industry, that means making changes from the ground up.
When possible, the fabrics used in SKATIE bikinis and activewear are created from recycled materials that help to keep plastics out of landfills and oceans. Our remaining fabrics are sourced locally from already-existing stock available in the Los Angeles marketplace, as to not contribute to pollution created with additional textile manufacturing
The process of dyeing and printing fabric is incredibly water intensive, and the chemical-rich runoff can be toxic to local communities when left untreated.
When SKATIE fabric is printed, the colors are transferred with a heat process that limits the use of water in production. The paper used during the heat transfer is then recycled.
All of our bikinis and activewear are cut, sewn, and packaged right here in Los Angeles. Staying local gives us the ability to ensure our production team is being treated and compensated fairly. Additionally, manufacturing our product in the United States cuts down on carbon emissions that are unavoidable when producing and shipping overseas.