Hark, is that the sound of flip flops I can hear..?
Yes, the summer is well and truly here and it’s a hottie. With the football and tennis coming to an end, many of us will soon be grabbing our swimsuits and making a beeline for the nearest beach or lido.
If you like your swimwear to be lobster-friendly then listen-up…
Batoko, an independent brand based on the Northwest Coast of England, makes 100% recycled swimwear out of beach trash.
Seeing more than enough of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic that we earth-dwellers have produced-to-date (that’s equivalent to 822,000 Eiffel Towers or 80 billion blue whales), wash up on their beaches everyday, they decided to do something useful with it.
Their fun-loving swimwear is eco-printed and made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, fishnets and other waste (such as carpets and textiles).
If it sounds scratchy – fear not. I’ve just bought one, and it feels really soft. You’d never know you were covering your essentials with a couple of old Evian bottles.
Described as wedgie-free (I’ll keep you posted), with stay-put cut and good bust support (it’s been designed and tested to support up to an E cup). So you’ll look lush, as well as being kind to lobsters.
There is another way you can help lobsters, too. If you have a spare mo, please sign this petition to include them under the Animal Welfare Act, along with their friends; the crabs, crayfish, prawns and shrimp.