Sustainability Promise

Tai Swim Co's Commitment

Tai Swim Co is a small-batch,Ā designer swimwear brand that is committed to implementing ethical, sustainable & socially impactful practices into our company. That being said, having a brand & producing anything at all is inherently, not sustainable. Having a transparent relationship with our customers has been our motive since the beginning & it is what makes us stand out from the rest.

Making something that doesn't need to be made goes against the very definition of environmental care & we understand this deeply. That is why every effort counts toward making our company the most environmentally friendly & ethically responsible as possible. Check out some of the projects that we are the most proud of - from 100% recycled fabrics to a vegan company lifestyle.

Swimwear

  • Our swimwear is made from plastic bottles using REPREVE fabric (85% recycled nylon, 15% spandex)
  • We feature non-complicated patterns & cuts to utilize every scrap of fabric that we produce
  • Our recycled plastic hygienic liners feature non-toxic adhesive to stick to our bikini bottoms

Accessories

  • Accessories like scrunchies, headbands & face masks are sewn from scrap materials that are left over from swimwear production
  • Our Bali Straw Sun Visors are handmade from dried banana leaves & can be composted once the stretchyĀ back-strap is removed

Tags

  • Hang tags are produced from recycled paper & are in their second stage of life when on Tai Swim Co products
  • Some of our accessories do not require tags & to eliminate unnecessary waste, we do not use them on everything
  • The size labels seen on our swimwear use eco-heat-transfer technology which uses less water than fabric tag production & reduces labor hours by avoiding sewing time

Shipping Materials

  • Our cardboard boxes & paper shipping mailers are made from recycled paper materials
  • Some of our soft poly-mailers are 100% biodegradable
  • We use water-based shipping tape & recycled honeycomb paper-packaging wrap to ship larger orders

Product Delivery

  • Local orders are occasionally delivered by bicycle to eliminate unnecessary shipping pollution caused by air & car travel

Manufacturing

  • We have been working with our family owned manufactures for 3+ years
  • Our family owned manufacturers in Canggu, Indonesia & Foshan PRC are small teams of less than 20 middle aged adult men & women
  • Our shipments fromĀ our manufacturers are prepped, packed & delivered using as littleĀ unnecessary packaging materials as possible (i.e, no individual bags for each item, etc)

Brand Lifestyle

  • Tai & her family are plant-based, plastic-free & zero waste
  • Our retailers actively host beach cleanups, feature zero-waste lifestyles & embrace the ideals of leaving no trace on this earth
  • Supporting Native Hawaiians, local artists & Hawai'i based businesses are a daily occurrence for our team
  • Founder, TaiĀ purchasesĀ her favorite home decor items, jewelry, accessories & cleaning supplies from local businessesĀ in Hawai'i, most often handmade by her friends