Solange Gym to Swim rash guard

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AIBDC : 008185
2018 (circa)


A long sleeved top rash guard designed to be worn both in the water, as a cover up out of the water or at the gym. This top is both environmentally and socially ethical in its production. Manufacturing is local and the entire impact of all supply and delivery is considered. The material is made of 78% recycled polyamide and 22% Lycra® Xtra life. The recycled polyamide is a material called Econyl® which is made from used fishing nets and other regenerated material, Ruby Moon is a partner of to collect drifting or 'ghost' nets. The fabrics use waste reducing printing and dying techniques and are certified Oekotex and vegan meaning no harmful chemicals are used. The Gym to Swim collection is in keeping with the principles of slow fashion, focusing on the look, construction and fit to create the best fitness wear possible using Xtra Life Lycra and chlorine resistance, durable high quality fabric. The Tropical Verve print was donated by the decorative artist, Sarah Arnett. 100% of the net profit made by Ruby Moon is given to women across 13 different countries as a micro-loan to launch their business generating an income for them and their family to find a path out of poverty. All Ruby Moon garments are named in tribute to those women. Solange was named after one of the women entrepreneurs that Ruby Moon has invested in, from Benin in West Africa. Solange has a child and has used her loan from Ruby Moon to but stock of household items to sell in order to pay for school fees.
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