Sustainability is a huge concept for many people at the moment, it is a movement and has become a necessity for our society. Waikiki believes that sustainability is the only way to go, no matter the type of business you own, if you are just starting or even if you are already a business owner, sustainability must become a priority. Starting Waikiki this was definitely one of the starting points for us. After researching all of our options Waikiki was born as a luxury but yet sustainable swimwear brand. Looking to inspire others and create a community of its own. We want to start a movement of inspired human beings, creating awareness for our planet, for self-love and for their surroundings. We are not only selling a product, we are visionaries, trying to make the world a better place. Trying to inspire men and women to embrace all of their (im)perfections, to no longer feel like they need to hide their bodies because it doesn’t match society’s image of being perfect. Perfection doesn’t exist, perfection is reaching a stage in life of self confidence and self love and sharing this with the world.
We live for sustainability and love, we have made sure that our factory shares this vision. We wanted a factory that also takes this seriously. Our lovely bikinis are manufactured in Bali, Indonesia, with the highest quality fabrics from Italy. Our factory believes in transparency, exceeding minimum labor standards and adding value to the community & environment. We clean up our oceans and they clean up our oceans. Every bikini they make for us supports the work of Bali’s ROLE Foundation. Each bikini our customers buy, we donate €1 to the ocean clean up project. This contribution comes entirely from our own profits.
“ROLE Foundation run a zero waste facility and environmental development programs in Bali. Their vision supports zero waste to oceans, sustainable businesses for coastal communities, and women’s business education and development.” They also regularly educate the staff on how to keep the environment in mind, best doing waste management and so on. Together we also succeeded in banning the plastic water bottles!
We use Italian Vita fabrics by Carvico which our factory has sourced from a regional supplier in Hong Kong. We have visited Carvico and received an entire presentation on their sustainability policy and how they recycle. This ecological fabric is the best option for swimwear available. It is made from ECONYL®, which is 100% regenerated polyamide (nylon) from pre and post-consumer materials. It is impressively comfortable and durable - and has superior resistance to degradation from chlorine, creams and sun oils, all is tested. We are very proud to be working together with Carvico, they have exceeded every expectation we have when it comes to sustainability. They run several plastic clean-up operations, they have their own recycle policy and are both aware and sustainable when it comes to running their factory.
All swimwear prints are made using ecological inks. We have also kept sustainable options for packaging such as, gift bags, hygiene stickers, hang tags and more in mind. We have manufactured all of our swimwear collection sustainable except for some small details (trims). All of our packaging is also sustainable, recycled and designed with love.
Our factory provides exceptional working conditions they far exceed minimum labour standards in their business, production and sourcing practices. All staff are paid above award wages at up to three times the standard. They support local! They are from Bali and make sure all production is handled by them or local suppliers within 10 kilometres of their factory. This supports the development of the local value chain - which strengthens the local and national economy. It also builds on traditional tailoring skills that the crafts focused history and culture of Bali is renowned for.
Waikiki believes in a better world and if we all just contribute a little bit, we can make the world a better place.
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