Four students took on the challenge of preserving the oceans and promoting local economies with a new style of swimsuit. Baptiste, Thomas, Gautier and Romain met at university and launched eco-responsible swimsuits. The shorts are made from ten plastic bottles collected by fishermen in the Mediterranean Sea and are then made in Paris. It is in Deauville, in Normandy, that these students began their tour of France of the markets to try to convince their future customers.
The ecological swim shorts cost 79 euros. A rather high price which does not scare some customers. “It’s the future, it’s our young people. What’s more, using waste to make clothes is great“explains an enthusiastic consumer. The plastic bottles are melted and transformed into thread before leaving for Portugal for the weaving stage. The fabric finally arrives in Paris to be transformed into a swimsuit that preserves the oceans, unlike some very polluting synthetic materials.
On the set of the 13 heures de France 2 newspaper, journalist Valérie Heurtel cites several other equally ecological ideas, such as 100% vegetable flip-flops, and glasses made in Brittany from crushed shells. “If you smoke, consider taking a pocket ashtray with you. Also think of the gourd, it’s always better than the plastic bottles that you risk leaving on the beach. And then avoid collecting sand because that it destabilizes the coast, it accelerates erosion “, explains the columnist.