The fashion industry is the third leader of carbon emissions in the world. Dos Gardenias has made it our mission to reduce our carbon footprint by 40% utilizing earth-conscious fashion materials.
Fabrics- Since 2020, our swimwear has been produced using ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made from pre and post-consumer waste, like fishing nets, industrial plastic waste and fabric scraps. Using ECONYL® nylon instead of sourcing new nylon reduces the GWP up to 90%. This Italian fabric made out of ECONYL® fibres is versatile, having stretch, UV protection, breathability, softness, and compression. It is also twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan creams than competitors’ fabric. Our shift into sustainable nylon has not compromised our luxurious fabric quality from our previous seasons.
Neoprene — As opposed to petroleum-based neoprene sourced from crude oil, our neoprene is manufactured out of limestone sourced from the mountains in Japan. It has a 99.7% water impermeability which translates to a lighter, warmer wetsuit material. Limestone-based neoprene also requires less energy for its extraction and lasts two to three times longer than petroleum-based neoprene.
Cotton — Our tank tops are made from 100% cotton and our vintage tees are bought pre-loved in order to reduce our environmental impact. Cotton is sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable. It is one of the easiest fabrics to decompose, especially if it’s 100% cotton. In the right compost, the material should be gone within 6 months.
Trims — The metal and rubberized trims used in our designs are composed of chlorine and salt-water resistant material. The metal on our rings, sliders, closures, studs, and eyelets can acquire a patina over the years but will not rust. The rubberized coating on our eyelets, studs, and closures helps to prevent the metal from heating up and burning your skin while out in the hot sun.
Other materials — We use recycled poly bags instead of conventional non-recycled plastic to minimize the negative impacts associated with using standard plastic. These 100% recycled material bags can be further recycled at grocery drop offs or where #4 flexible plastic is accepted.
Our hang tags are FSC-Certified and made from 100% post consumer recycled fiber. FSC' stands for Forest Stewardship Council, an organization that works to promote the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for forest products, independently certifies that these standards have been met, and bestows labels upon the products that qualify. Forest Stewardship Council certification gives customers the option to choose forest products like paper and wood that have been sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner. Our hang tag strings are made of 100% cotton which are biodegradable and our garment labels are woven from recycled plastic bottle yarn.