Sustainability

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What is Andie’s commitment to sustainability?

Our progressive approach to sustainability is to acknowledge the fashion industry’s footprint, as well as valuing the oceans and other places we swim in. The swimwear industry has a long way to go, but Andie is committed to improving our current methods and exploring more innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

Is Andie’s packaging sustainable?

All Andie products ship in polybags made from recycled plastics. Our recycled mailers also come with a double adhesive to encourage reuse. Not to mention, our suits’ woven tags are made from 100% recycled polyester, while our hang tags are made from FSC recycled paper stock.

We also refrain from sending unnecessary paper inserts in our shipments and plan on moving to a practical, environmentally-friendly digital post-purchase experience.

What fabrics are Andie's swimsuits made out of?

We are currently in the process of transitioning all of our fabrics to recycled nylon.

Here are the current suit fabrics we carry:

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ECO NYLON 80% Recycled Nylon, 20% Spandex 

ECO POLY 87% Recycled Polyester, 13% Spandex

GLOSSY ECO NYLON 76% Recycled Nylon, 24% Spandex

FLAT 82% Nylon, 18% Spandex 

RIBBED 90% Nylon, 10% Spandex

What are Andie’s shipping practices like? We are currently improving our freight practices and the emissions they produce. Andie has also partnered with EcoCart for a more sustainable check-out experience.

What about your manufacturing practices? Andie has a Code of Conduct that all vendors are required to sign. We only work with the leading swimwear manufacturers in China and Sri Lanka, who are visited at random, yearly, by a third-party auditor to ensure workers have access to safe work environments, receive fair wages, and paid time off. We also require sustainability certifications from all our textile vendors to ensure our suits are made with recyclable materials.

Have any additional questions? We’ll love to talk! Please contact us at hello@andieswim.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can to answer any questions.