Recycled Swimwear & The Age Of Eco Chic

With #green becoming the fastest growing movement of the insta-generation, it's time to embrace sustainability in all it's chicness. Gone are the days where sustainable= NOT fashion forward. Today I bring you a (slightly cringey) eco-inspired editorial taken by little, old (unphotogenic) me, alongside 'Naja'; the sustainable swimwear line made from 100% recycled bottles. How crazy is that?

 Jewellery from Lovisa
Top from Sportsgirl

I picked up this cute earthy tiara, alongside the matching rings and earrings, with the thought of doing some sort of creative alongside the lines of  'eco Queen'.  However being cooped up with glandular fever with all my collaborative buddies studying hard for Uni exams and knowing absolutely zero models, I decided that I would shoot myself in my back yard. DON'T WORRY: I mean with my Nikon! 

So... Rach; how do I encourperate eco chic into my wardrobe this Summer?

I'm glad you asked! 

'Naja' is eco luxe at it's very best. The sexy, yet sustainable brand uses profits to educate women in third world countries. The program, named 'Underwear For Hope', trains Columbian mothers to sew, then hires them to create their own designer-on-a-budget beauties. 

Through every purchase, women will be given the life skill of sewing. And even better; every bra will directly employ one of these impoverished mothers. Customers will receive a hand-crafted bra bag that has been lovingly sewn by a mother in the 'Underwear For Hope' program.

We're all about girl power here at 'The Daily Luxe', so 'buy a bra and give a single mother work.'
Need a new bra? These boob-i-licious beauts will benefit your rack and an impoverished single-mothers wallet. Double whammy!

Looking for that perfect summer swimsuit?

They say one mans trash is another's treasure and 'Naja' makes this literal. The red-hot swimsuits are made from recycled plastic bottles. And guess what? They totally look like they have just come from the Miami swim catwalk?

Here's some of my top picks. It's hard to believe that these babies started off as bottles:

Get $15 off your first purchase by clicking here  

Rachel
xoxo

80 comments:

  1. great post :) thanks for sharing :) I love the violet/pink/white one *_*


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  2. These bras are so pretty!! I love the fabrics and bright colours xx

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  3. Beautiful you and your Jewellery dear. :)

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  4. The photos are really stunning!!

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  5. Totally love your blog!

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  6. You look so beautiful!!
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  7. Beautiful swimwear!! <3

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  8. Oh i never heard of recycled swimwear
    Sounds interesting
    Lovely sets of accessories too
    XO

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  9. Lovely jewelries and great swimsuits!!
    U look great in photos!! Xoxo

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  10. This is so cool! You look amazing as per xx
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  11. Fantastic post dear!

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  12. So in love with all the suits and thanks so much for this post, always glad to get a reminder to be more co-friendly. Also, these photos are gorgeous, and loving the jewelry :)

    xx 365Hangers

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  13. Amazing shoots darling! I love these jewels!!
    Baci,
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  14. lovely complements, I want summer

    have a nice week
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  15. Lovely post! Kiss
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  16. Love these swimsuits!
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  17. I love all your rings and those swimsuits are so fun!
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  18. Amazing jewelry!!!! Great pics,as usual!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  19. You look beautiful. Your Sportsgirl top and Lovisa jewelry look pretty and so do your and makeup. The colours and the lace of those bras are pretty, and so are those stylish swimsuits! It's amazing that they utilise recycled plastic bottles. That first swimsuit is gorgeous and the fabric of the third swimsuit looks luxurious.

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  20. You're so not unphotogenic, lol! And the swimwear looks so pretty, how interesting that it's recycled!!! Love that!

    Love,
    Whit

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  21. Cool photos, love your jewelry!
    And so cute bras! :)
    xxx
    S
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  22. You look wonderful and the jewelry too :)
    Great recycling idea!

    xoxo
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  23. Those swimsuits are super cute, and I love your jewelry! The tiara is fabulous :)

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  24. Raccch you are such a babe, I love the swimsuits especially that they're eco friendly too and look on trend! How perfect is that <3 :)


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  25. Happy Monday, lovely! YOU look incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
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  26. Beautiful pictures, you look fantastic. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  27. Wow, recycled swimwear...that is so cool! Also I love your rings!

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  28. The tiara is so cool! Lovely swimsuits!

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  29. Hello Rachel! Did you say you took those pictures yourself??? Girl! You look like a top model taken from a high fashion magazine! You have lots of talent my friend and not only do you look amazing but the entire post was super inspiring and Yay!!!! for empowering and supporting other women. Amazing post and I am obsessed with the purple, one piece bathing suit! I want it! Going to check it out. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post Rachel and may you have a wonderful week. Love the tiara and the rings a lot too! XOXO, Jeannette

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  30. What an awesome concept of eco-friendly swim wear! I feel like those pieces are the most disposable to me, so it sounds so awesome to have those be eco-friendly! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. you look amazing. great pics

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  32. Ahhh so many awesome items. I really want a new swimsuit since the ones I do have, I don't really wear, ever at all.

    xx -n
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  33. I like so much these jewels!! Nice post!
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  34. Great photos :) Nice swimwear

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  35. These swimsuits are beautiful and I love brands like this that are sustainable and support great causes! Thank you for sharing! xo

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  36. love all that boho jewellery,
    I think that sustainable brands and eco-friendly clothes should be encouraged...it's our chance to live respectfully
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  37. love all that boho jewellery,
    I think that sustainable brands and eco-friendly clothes should be encouraged...it's our chance to live respectfully
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  38. Such amazing photos, absolutely cute!!
    cool post, dear!
    xx, Natali

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  39. Okay this tiara is just too much fun! Love the rings too!

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  40. these swimsuits are to die for!! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
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  41. I would never guess those bikinis were made from recycled bottles! Wow! They are gorgeous! <3

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  42. This is such a wonderful concept and cause. And I absolutely love those cute, colorful bras. Great post, I have to check out those bras.

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  44. So cool dear!

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  45. I love this post! The photos of you with the jewels are so beautiful. It's amazing that bathing suits are made from recycled bottles! The top suit is my favorite. So cute.

    xo, Bry

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  46. I love this post! The photos of you with the jewels are so beautiful. It's amazing that bathing suits are made from recycled bottles! The top suit is my favorite. So cute.

    xo, Bry

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  47. I love this post! The photos of you with the jewels are so beautiful. It's amazing that bathing suits are made from recycled bottles! The top suit is my favorite. So cute.

    xo, Bry

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  48. You look so cute with all that jewelry. Great pics and some cute swimwear,
    xox
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  49. Oh wow I really like the first option! I think it's getting a lot easier to incorporate eco-friendly things into your life since they're becoming more accessible and in terms of fashion - stylish and varied.

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  50. WOW those shots you took are incredible you look like a jewelled princess! Those bras are beautiful and I can't believe those bikinis are recycled they are incredible, love the top one! xxx

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  51. Great post Rach! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Those suits are so beautiful! I love it!

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  53. Beautiful! Good choice of swimwear. Thanks for sharing.
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  54. Oh wow! I love all of your photos--every detail is so perfect!!!!
    And you are such a beauty hun!<3

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  55. This is such a great post! i always love reading ur posts:-).

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  56. I like your tiara and those swim wears. The designs are my type <3

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
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  57. You look really beautiful and that jewelry is lovely as well :)
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  58. Amazing pictures, love the jewellery!
    Have a great day :)
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  59. Lovely jewelry! I really like your tiara!

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  60. Oh you look SO amazing here Rachel, seriously you are photogenic woman!! :) Love this look, so important to talk about more sustainable, green items too :)

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  61. So many gorgeous pieces here! Crushing on your stunning rings, perfect for the hotter months <3

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  62. Cute swimsuits & love your jewelry!

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  63. That tiara crown is gorgeous! I love the bikinis too! You take some beautiful photos!

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  64. Interesting, getting this beautiful swimwear from plastic bottles!
    Great post
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  65. I think sustainability is everywhere! I did a project with Boohoo when I was studying last year and they also concern about sustainability textile!

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  66. I can't believe they're recycled! They're fab!

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  67. That second one is amazing!

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  68. Amazing photos! :) xx

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  69. nice jewels :)

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