LITTLE PANDANUS || PLANET + PEOPLE

Wednesday, August 5, 2020


When you choose a LITTLE PANDANUS bikini you choose kindness.  We thoughtfully select materials + manufacturers that align with our motto: "For the Planet.  For the People."  We aim to make decisions that are loving and kind to ourselves and to each other and to encourage others to do the same.  We endeavour to offer a range of styles designed to fit and flatter every ocean loving body.  Our suits are sleek and simple with an emphasis on support and comfort both in and out of the water.  We opt for timeless, classic pieces so you can love and wear your bikini for seasons.  All LITTLE PANDANUS suits are made using fabric that has been engineered using regenerated plastic and we collaborate with people who offer their staff competitive salary packages and excellent working conditions.  We try to be mindful of community and environment in every choice we make.  We seek to build relationships with people who share our values. Everyone we collaborate with - from manufacturers, to artists, to models, to marketers - shares our vision of a cleaner, greener, kinder future.

OUR FABRIC


We are committed to producing swimwear that is produced mindfully and sustainably.  We want to provide women with the opportunity to make a better choice for their environment by using a fabric that is durable and long lasting (REDUCE) and that is made from existing rather than new resources (RECYCLE). 

All LITTLE PANDANUS suits are made from Italian Vita by Carvico, a fabric made from Econyl, a 100% regenerated polymade made from pre and post-consumer waste materials.

Italian Vita by Carvico features:

Recycled yarn
Ultracholorine resistant
Resistant to suncream and oil
Muscle control
Shape retention
UV protection
Excellent coverage
Ultra flat
Soft
Two-way stretch
Pilling resistant
Perfect fit
Extra comfort

We have tried and tested our suits and find the fabric comfortable, secure and quick drying.

MANUFACTURING


We are proud to work with a manufacturer who is committed to providing exceptional working conditions for their staff, supporting the local economy and cleaning up our oceans!

The people who make your bikinis are paid above award wages, annual bonuses, and a share of the monthly profits.  All staff are provided comprehensive health insurance.

Our manufacturer works with Balinese people from their local community which both supports the local economy and builds on the traditional tailoring and artisan skills which Bali is renowned for.

Our manufacturer donates a portion of their profits to the R.O.L.E foundation whose vision support zero waste to oceans, sustainable business for coastal communities, and women’s business education and development.

R.O.L.E FOUNDATION


ROLE Foundation was founded to stop land based waste from getting into the oceans. They work towards a sustainable future for islands, oceans and communities through skills, education and healthy environmental practices.  

Since establishment, ROLE foundation have:

Trained 31 Environmental Ambassadors 
Supported over 1000 poor and marginalised women to find quality employment
Given 6,400 local school children Healthy Environmental Waste to Wonder Interactive Training
Cleaned the Padang Padang Ship Wreck (over a 5 month period)
Put in place, (and handed over to local councils) Solid Waste Collection and Management Systems in various areas and local communities in Bali
Taught inmates at Kerobokan Jail Permaculture
Trained beach cleaners in Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian and Seminyak in Waste management, Permaculture, Erosion control and Back Beach Reforestation
Established a soap recycling program.
Established a sustainable weaving program for empowering women
Built Awareness through initiatives such as Zero Waste to Oceans Conference + Watermans Week

GIVING BACK


We are committed to giving back to the community and environment in which we live and work.  We seek and foster relationships with others who share the same values as we do - from manufacturing to marketing.

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