Time for a little vaykay? Deux Fm’s Eco Bikini.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 28, 2008
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It’s summertime—that means water, sun and sunblock. It’s wintertime—that means it’s time to escape, if you got the dough, to Me-hee-co or some other summery clime. Either way, that means swim trunks (I wear American Apparel or vintage trunks). Or stylish, well-fitting, mindfully-sourced eco bikinis.

Eco bikinis?

My pick: Deux Fm‘s classic string bikini fairly made from 100% reclaimed linen/denim and lined with ultra soft soy/ organic cotton jersey blend. The fit (I’m told, I haven’t tried, really I haven’t) of this “classic string bikini” is great. Anna, a Halifax second-generation Buddhist designer who just flew down to help headline our ecofashion show at the Boulder Theater, uses soft lightweight environmentally-friendly jersey lining for comfort against the skin. It’s sourced and manufactured in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (not China, like most swimwear), and is built to withstand all sorts of outdoor activity. Hand washing the ecokini in cold water with a non-toxic detergent and laying it flat or hanging to dry will “increase the life of the garment and respect the environment at the same time, very sustainable!”

Here’s Treehugger’s Top 10 Eco Swimsuit Photos Slideshow. Great styles, lovely ladies, a reason for girls and boys alike to click, click, clickclickclick. 


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Time for a little vaykay? Deux Fm’s Eco Bikini.”

  1. annagee says:

    love this! New Mystique bikini out now! Summer 09.