With so many great independent businesses around, shopping local is a no brainer! But what perks come with buying from a small business and learning where your clothes are made? We’ve named our top three reasons why you should shop local!
Sustainable means better for everyone
With local often comes ethical! In supporting local businesses who produce ethically made and environmentally friendly products, you are positively contributing to the reduction of waste and promoting ethical practices in fashion.
Our ranges are made in small batches to reduce wastage and our nylon is 78% recycled, high quality nylon. We use Carvico fabric, an innovative ECONYL regenerated manufacturing system which recycles fishing nets from landfill and oceans to create our swimwear, keeping our waterways clean and your skin UPF 50+ protected! We also choose to design and manufacture all our pieces in Brisbane, which not only minimises transportation emissions and packaging, but means we know our swimsuits are being made ethically. We are able to work closely with our manufacturer and make sure all our pieces are made to the highest quality and in ethical conditions.
Keeping it close to home
When you shop local you support locals! Money made by local businesses is injected straight back into the community, especially if retailers employ other local suppliers and manufacturers. Shade Swim is a Brisbane based business and we pride ourselves on working with other Brisbane manufacturers, designers, photographers, models and creatives. You’ll feel even better when you shop knowing that you’re helping local, independent businesses and you’re allowing small business owners to continue to do what they love!
Curate a unique style
Shopping at large chain stores for the latest trends can be tempting, but creating your own individual style is a breeze when you shop local. Local designers and makers create distinctive pieces that will become wardrobe staples and won’t be found anywhere else. Shade Swim pieces are made to demand and cater to a range of shapes and sizes in timeless designs. We know our pieces are made of the highest quality and will stand the test of time in the fashion cycle and outlive seasonal trends. We want you to love and protect the skin you’re in, while feeling and looking fabulous.