I recently started looking at sustainable, eco friendly and fair trade brands and found TikiYogi which is a swimwear brand based in Miami and Bali. I contacted Marisol who is the owner of TikiYogi and I decided to work with them as their brand ambassador. So the items that I talk about were gifted but I would 100% recommend these bikinis and would only support and promote brands that I actually really love.
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Who is TikiYogi?
TikiYogi is a swimwear brand that is leading the way with sustainable, eco friendly and fair trade fashion. They are based in Bali and every item is made in a Balinese Fashion House. Marisol designs the items in Miami and Bali and has a new collection coming out very soon!
"The brand’s founder is a Parsons Graduate that has worked with notable fashion houses such as Donna Karen and Marc Jacobs, and has managed to combine her professional training with her personal passion for surfing, fitness, wellness and her personal lifestyle. Marisol does not shy away from getting involved in weekly beach cleanups, educating businesses and spreading her knowledge of sustainable living practices wherever she goes. The collections are influenced by her personal travels and lifestyle and her primary goal is to use her passion for fashion to communicate the importance in recycling to help make a better world."
What makes TikiYogi special?
TikiYogi uses an Italian nylon which is made from ocean plastic for all of their swimwear items. This means that each item is made from around 12 plastic bottles, so a 2 piece bikini set is made from around 24 plastic bottles. This is amazing for the environment and oceans as the more we shop with brands like this, the quicker we will get rid the ocean of all the plastic in there.
"The brand is leading the way by using a sustainable techno-fabric made of a ECONYL® regenerated Nylon that turns waste into fashion. The fabric is versatile, hyper-resistant, thin, and elegant with a stretch that is soft and breathable: a unique mix of muscular compression and comfort. Thanks to its innovative construction, it is twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan creams and oils. The designs are produced in Bali where fashion house workers are paid fairly and treated equally. TIKIYOGI has reached a new milestone for swimwear and clothing. Each piece is designed and executed with a focus on finer details. With limited print collections, the brand is the top-choice of aspiring island travelers, surfers and fashion lovers."
What should I buy from TikiYogi?
TikiYogi swimwear is all reversible, so when you buy 1 bikini set, you actually have 2 colours/patterns and can wear the bikini set 4 different ways. This means that you have so much versatility and can easily change up your look without having to spend more money.
You can also wear these items from the beach to the restaurant or out to shops as the crop top length is perfect to wear with high waisted denim shorts or something similar.
"Inspired by her move to Bali in 2016, much of the island’s scenery and lifestyle was incorporated into the brand’s limited collections. Influenced by the people of Bali’s focus on the wellness of body and nature, TikiYogi began a focused initiative to use eco-conscious and sustainable materials and other recycled materials so that they may continue to strive for the sole use of eco-friendly products, without risking quality over mass production. Each collection is designed with a classic and timeless design and modest cut that includes; vibrant prints that mix and match, reversible bikinis, one-pieces and bodysuits, high rise bikini bottoms, eco-tights and day and night summer dresses."
Why should I support TikiYogi?
When you purchase items from TikiYogi, you are supporting a woman owned small business. This is huge. As a small business owner myself, I know how it feels when people buy your products.
TikiYogi works with fashion houses in Bali which employ locals. They are paid a fair wage and have good working conditions. So you're not only helping them, you're also helping their economy and families.
You're also clearing the oceans of plastic which is helping marine life and the environment.
Did you know:
- Over 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year for use in a wide variety of applications.
- At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments.
- Marine species ingest or are entangled by plastic debris, which causes severe injuries and deaths.
Plastic pollution threatens food safety and quality, human health, coastal tourism, and contributes to climate change.
- Recycling and reuse of plastic products, and support for research and innovation to develop new products to replace single-use plastics are also necessary to prevent and reduce plastic pollution.