Purpose, not just profit
Sustainably made products often cost much more than many people are willing to pay. The price will always be a factor in your decision-making for buying a product. We believe you will appreciate our swimwear more if you know the reasons behind our prices. We aim to offer you better services and luxurious swimwear without the high price tag by skipping middlemen in the process, such as retailers and unnecessary costs. We prioritize value over profit because we believe it's the most sustainable strategy for helping us to eliminate waste, improve efficiency, and develop quality swimwear. Here's an example of what you approximately are paying for when purchasing a typical full price Avalyn & Lulu swimwear-set:
Production & Material
As a small, slow fashion brand aiming to be as sustainable as possible, we wish to be transparent about our production, fabrics and choice of packaging.
The factory where Avalyn & Lulus swimwear collections are produced, is situated in the region Guangzhou in China. The factory is specialized in swimwear and sportswear and has around a hundred employees. It is certified in the program "Working Conditions Assessment (WCA)" for the respect of minimum wages. The factory offers good working conditions for its employees according to the International Labour Organization, ILO.
Fabric & Materials
Avalyn & Lulu's second swimwear collection is made from the fabric REPREVE. The fibers in the fabric come from recycled plastic, mainly post-consumed plastic bottles, and are made into a luxurious fabric. Our third collection is made from the high quality Italian fabric Carvico.
By using sustainable fabrics we do not only help in the process of cleaning the oceans and nature from plastic, but we are also avoiding using virgin fibers and making new carbon footprints on our planet.
Our latest and third swimwear collection is packed in plant-based clothing bags, specifically made out of corn, which makes the material 100% biodegradable and home compostable.