The Australian label that makes its swimwear from castor bean oil and discarded ocean nets

Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

A bean bikini.

Shapes in the Sand is making fashion history, using a newly discovered plant-based textile in its new swimwear collection.

The fabric is made primarily from the oil of the castor bean, which is a totally renewable resource.

Dubbed EVO, this new material joins the brand’s long-time favourite textile, ECONYL – a yarn made from ghost nets discarded in the ocean.

Shapes in the Sand is a 100 per cent plastic-free thanks to the use of recycled packaging and branding, as well as its water-soluble hygiene liner.

Passionate about protecting the oceans, the label’s latest collection is a fish-inspired offering called Pisces.

The mix-and-match range includes one-pieces and separates in a palette of black, blue and pink, and introduce a new three-way adjustable rise bikini pant.

In partnership with Australian shark conservationist Madison Stewart, $10 from the sale of every Pisces swimsuit will go to her current initiative Project Hiu.


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