This summer you can help save vulnerable species by wearing eco-friendly bikinis from MAGDAKINEDESIGNS, who are donating 4% of each purchase to the Marine Megafauna Foundation.
Dedicated to ethical fashion, MAGDAKINEDESIGNS’ pieces are created from high-end Italian fabric made with ECONYL® Fiber; a regenerated nylon made from recycled carpet fluff and abandoned fishing nets. The nets are retrieved by volunteer scuba divers throughout the world including in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Croatia.
Owner and designer, Magdalena Berger, creates all the original samples of her unique and limited edition manta ray bikini cuts in-house at her studio in Puerto Rico and these are then sent to California where production takes place in a family owned and operated factory.
Donations from MAGDAKINEDESIGNS’ Isabela range benefit MMF’s projects worldwide and help fund outreach programs to local hotspot fisheries who target Manta Rays in unsustainable numbers.
Magdalena said: “My designs are much more than just a “cute” bikini. Every print, stitch, purchase, customer and partner has a story that deserves to be told. I’m proud to be able to say that my one small bikini can make a huge difference – and there’s still so much more I want to do!”
“My aim is not only to design and produce an ethical product that helps the environment but to create a more eco-conscious consumer as well as encouraging other fashion designers to focus on the environment in their work,” she continued. “In reality, it’s sad that eco-friendly fashion is a niche rather than the norm. I always like to sign my customer thank you cards with “bikinis can’t change the world, but the women who wear then can,” because it is so, so true.”
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