Sustainability is nothing if it's not ethical.

Fabric composition, locally sourced manufacturers, and even compostable mailers are pieces of the puzzle, but SKATIE was founded on the idea that sustainability encompasses more than just an environmental responsibility. Our production partners are committed to paying at or above minimum wage, keeping standard hours that value a work-life balance, and providing paid vacation time for their workers.

Because sustainability is nothing if it's not ethical.

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.

How Skatie Does Sustainable


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.


Our mailers are entirely compostable and break down in just six months!