Why do we make all of our swimwear out of upcycled plastic debris from the oceans and upcycled fishing nets?

Because 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the oceans every year. That is the equivalent to five grocery bags of plastic trash being stacked up on every single foot of coastline around the globe. It is estimated that ghost nets, transparent plastic (non-biodegradable) fishing nets, often over a mile long, kill millions of marine animals every year as they drift beneath the surface of our oceans drowning seals, whales, sharks, turtles, dolphins and other fish, and wiping out thousands of miles of coral reefs. Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back, and if left to drift in our oceans, these nets create mile long death traps.

But we believe this is unacceptable. Instead of creating new polyester fabric, which all non-recycled content swimwear is made from, we only use ECONYL yarn, made from upcycled fishing lines and marine plastic debris. This not only stops new plastic (polyester) from being created, but also helps our oceans, and allows us to create all Sage Larock swimwear out of the finest material, which is chlorine & sun oil resistant and has an SPF of 50. 

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The Cannes Bikini in Black

The Cannes bikini is the perfect combination of sophistication + simplicity - the swimwear version of the little black dress!

Check out babes Bonnee Fahlstrom http://bodeebybonnee.com in Bondi Beach and Natalie B http://newmarkmodels.com/natalie/ in Ibiza in their black Cannes sets.

A few of these sustainable & ethically made in LA beauties left at www.sagelarock.com

 

Cool Hunt's Top LA Swim Brands...

Cool Hunt LA recently named us one of their top LA swimwear brands - check out the article to find out more about Sage Larock and other very cool local LA swim brands here:

10 “MADE IN LOS ANGELES” SWIMWEAR BRANDS THAT LOVINGLY CALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME.
THESE ARE THE BRANDS YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO FOR SUMMER 2017.

http://coolhunt.la/top10-made-in-la-swimwear-brands-summer-2017/

 

CHECK OUT OUR MOST RECENT INTERVIEW FROM CONSCIOUS LIFE & STYLE

Our founder, Taryn Sage Larock, recently sat down with the lovely Elizabeth from Conscious Life + Style for their Conscious Conversation Series,  and spoke about sustainable style, why it matters and how conservation relates to our clothing fashion choices.

Check out the full interview by clicking title above...

SAGE LAROCK: NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL LUXURY FASHION

In an effort to buy fewer, better things that we intend on keeping for the long-haul, it’s important to focus just as much on the fit and comfort of our ethical fashion pieces as on the way it’s made.  Because the more we love a piece, the more we’ll wear it and the longer we’ll keep it (i.e. we’ll buy less stuff and have less waste.  This mindset has led me to LA label Sage Larock, a brand designing “clothing that is naturally beautiful both inside and out”.

One look at the Sage Larock site and it’s clear that their aesthetics are right on point: beautifully designed, simple pieces that exude effortless glam.  And by producing their garments made-to-order in Los Angeles with ecological materials, such as hemp and organic cotton, Sage Larock ensures their garments are as easy on the earth as they are easy to wear.

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The Helena Dress in Organic/Fair-Trade Cotton  

The Helena Dress in Organic/Fair-Trade Cotton