Waste. Not the first thing that comes to mind when you’re about to head into the ocean to catch a few waves. I can say for certain that is not came to my friend’s mind as he was heading into the sea in Venice beach California (beautifully captured in the image below).
California is said to have some of the worlds most beautiful beaches residing on the golden coast. However, it is heart-breaking that these beaches are now amongst those in the world that are most polluted.
Anyway I digress slightly but there is a link here albeit a tenuous one. In my last post I talked about sustainable high fashion. So sticking to the theme of fashion today I want to introduce you to a small sustainable fashion brand I’ve had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with. They use recycled plastic bottles to make clothes! They are called ‘Making Waves Clothing.’
Making waves clothing is a clothing brand head quartered in England. The brands ethos is to help with the aim to reduce plastic in our seas and oceans, by using recycled plastic bottles in their clothing.
For every item of clothing sold the company donates a £1 towards a charity helping to reduce plastic within our oceans. You can see me pictured wearing a t-shirt from the brand.
What fascinates me most about Making Waves Clothing is that the garments are made from 40% plastic bottles and 60% recycled organic cotton offcuts. For anyone that didn’t know our dumped waste can be recycled into clothing.
All clothing is manufactured and certified under the Global Recycled Standard by the Control Union Certifications licence CU828402 and is also audited by the Fair Wear Foundation an international initiative working to improve workplace conditions in the textile and garment industry. Both of these ensure the high levels of sustainability amongst the eco-friendly fashion industry.
The company is not only there to sell products this is so much more than that. It is a movement. By producing products with recycled content the aim is to reach out the hearts and minds of people like us, to become conscious of the issues of plastics in our oceans and reduce this global issue. A simple decision of where to buy your next t-shirt could make an impact.
It’s an honour to be working with the brand on my Miss Earth Journey. As a brand ambassador my friends, family and followers can get 10% of orders using the code 4mishapxMW10.
Please do check them out!
Not only will you be getting high quality clothing products, but you’ll be supporting the oceans whilst you wear it.