PEOPLE, PLANET, WILDLIFE

Say NO❗To fast fashion with MTS! 🌊.

More Than Swim endeavours to always find ways to reduce OUR environmental impact, through education and honesty. Everything More Than Swim is made with Integrity & conscience! 

I pay ALL my suppliers upfront. That way no-one goes hungry!

At the moment science doesn't allow any company to produce products that are 100% sustainable and if there are companies out there telling you otherwise then they are not being completely honest!
Words by the Founder Sandra:
  • "My job as a business owner and a designer is to to produce products that reduce waste, and there environmental impact. 
  • I seek to do better by arming myself with knowledge and research. It's about making carefully considered choices so that YOU have the option, to choose planet and people friendly products.  I actually put YOU and our beautiful planet at the heart of everything I do."

Being a smaller company I can to react sensitivly to new technologies and updates on processes due to my smaller volumes and made to order policies. 
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👥 PEOPLE
🌿 MANUFACTURES 
🇬🇧 All production is currently in the UK. This reduces our carbon footprint and emissions. 

I have more control of what is produced and I know that my manufactures work to the highest of standards and take great care of their work force. 

My garments cost more than of course fast fashion. This is because everyone along my supply chain is paid a fair wage with great working conditions! My conscience won't let me work any other way! 

🌿🔗SUPPLY CHAIN
When it comes to sourcing production and suppliers, I like to support small,  especially local UK businesses. I choose to stand with & support my fellow small business owners.
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🌍  PLANET
🧵🪡 PRODUCTION
Everything is handmade to order. This reduces waste. It makes YOUR whole experience bespoke and special.
With waste being such a huge problem in the fashion industry! I choose to use production that creates less waste as possible with all swimwear garments printed & cut to size.
  • As More Than Swim grows, I hope to expand my production into printing onto nylon made from pre-and post-consumer fabric waste, or recovered fishing nets and marine pollution. Recyled plastic fabric alone can still be harmful to our planet because they released micro plastics into the environment.
  • The problem with recyled plastics are the harmful gases they produce when they break down. I want to be as transparent as I can! If you don't dispose of it properly by putting it back into the fashion chain then you are again creating an environmental problem. Less than 1% of garments are recovered and returned to the textile value chain.
  • My aim is to reduce OUR environmental impact! With plans for a circular solution to More Than Swim. You can read more here: https://morethanswim.com/blogs/the-preloved-project/the-preloved-swimsuit-project
  • Ideally my focus is on  producing a garment that will last you for years to come.

 

🐾 PRINTS
All prints including the MTS swimwear is, produced using eco-friendly inks. These inks are transferred by heat sublimation so there are no nasty chemicals transferred to our water systems. The fashion industry is the 2nd largest polluter of our worlds oceans after the Petroleum industry and I dont want to own a company that contributes to this! I want to be apart of the solution.

Plastic free packaging

  • 📦 PACKAGING
I source all my packaging from local eco-friendly packaging companies including the biodegradable cello bags that the MTS prints arrive in. 

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🐆🐅🐾 WILDLIFE  & GIVING BACK.
Not only is my production designed to reduce OUR carbon footprint but each step More Than Swim takes is designed to reduce our impact on our wildlife and conservation! This includes using plastic free packaging. You can rest assured that thought has been put into each and every step of your MTS experience.
👣 CHARITABLE DONATIONS
By purchasing from More Than Swim YOU & I are working together to reduce our carbon footprint and our environmental impact on wildlife conservation.
With this collaboration in mind; A donation is made from each website sale to the UK charity Ocean generation, who endeavour to reduce the use of single use plastics and the damage done to our oceans and environmental wildlife.
All postage is also offset from each order with a donation to PLANET a charity that funds companies that are proving, scaling, and commercialising climate solutions for massive impact in the long term. 
Plus when you purchase from More Than Swim UK (on my website) you will have the option at checkout to pay $1 (approx. £0.71p GBP) to plant a tree 🌳.
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