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When cared for properly, Vitamin A swimwear will last for years. We recommend a gentle, low-impact approach. Unfortunately, when you wash anything made from synthetics (even if it's recycled), it sheds microfibers that can be pollutants if they wind up in the ocean. Here are some environmentally-conscious tips on how to care for your swimwear!
Rinse in cold water to shed fewer microfibers. We love hand washing with Bikinis Over Everything, an eco-friendly bikini cleanser.
Use an all-natural biodegradable soap, such as Dr. Bronners to spot-clean only necessary areas. It's much better for your bikini and the environment than chemical-packed detergents or bleach.
Slip your bikini into a Guppyfriend bag designed to keep any loose microfibers from entering the water in your washing machine. It keeps our ocean water clean and will help your suit receive more delicate care.
Make sure to cold rinse your swimsuit after each suit, even if you didn't go into the water.
Skip the dryer (and the greenhouse gas emissions) and hang dry your bikinis. Avoid direct sunlight and lay your suits flat in a cool, dry place for a drying method that requires zero energy.
We know you have a favorite bikini, but the key to making it last longer is to wait until it's completely dry to wear it again. If you're planning to spend a few days in a row dressed in a bikini (lucky!), plan on bringing a couple of different suits to wear.