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Araks

            Araks is committed to creating environmentally conscious swim and lingerie.  The company continues to work with female led factories based in New York.  As solutions evolve in creating a more sustainable fashion industry, Araks continues to incorporate those solutions into their brand.  Araks’ swim collection is sustainable in several ways, particularly pertaining to where the fabrics are sourced.  Two thirds of the environmental impact of apparel industry comes from its fabric, and how that fabric is made. 

            Araks is dedicated to transparency as they make sure to outline the sustainability of each thread in their swim collection. 

            One of several ways Araks material is sustainable in each thread is that Araks swim collection is made up of recycled nylon called ECONYL.  ECONYL is famous for being a material made from recycled ocean plastics (i.e. fishing nets).

            Araks also incorporates recycled polyester into their swim collection.  Another form of upcycling old material and using it for new swimwear. 

             The sustainable fabrics used in Araks swim collection are produced in a fabric mill that utilitizes renewable energy sources, capturing methane emissions during the production process in which to allow the cogeneration of electricity.  Araks brand Utilitizes a zero-water waste and safe chemical management, circular model.  Araks’ Sustainable fabrics are made in Italy and are OEKO-TEX 100 Certified. 

 

More on ECONYL: The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. Ensures chemical inputs such as dyes used meet high environmental criteria. All waste water treatment is mandatory to comply to social criteria.

 

More on OKEO-TEX Class 100: The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw materials. It contributes to high and effective product safety from a consumer’s point of view. Test criteria and limit values in many cases go far beyond applicable national and international standards. Extensive product checks and regular company on-site visits also ensure that the industry has a globally sustainable awareness of the responsible use of chemicals.