A 21 Year Old Student Has Launched Her Own Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Swimwear Brand, Called ‘Take2’
A 21 year old student, named Cecelia Thornett (who is studying at the University of Edinburgh), – has launched her own eco-friendly, sustainable swimwear brand, called Take2.
After being utterly horrified at the discovery of the sheer amount of plastic waste dumped in our oceans each year, Cecelia felt compelled and driven to do something about it. The result? She created her own unique range of bikinis, swimsuits and board shorts, – ethically made using recycled fabric from plastic waste found in our ocean(s).
Each Take2 design is fully reversible, – combining style, practicality, and longevity. The venture was funded by her part-time job as a care worker, – whilst she continues to study for her English Literature BA.
Cecelia has also teamed up with ‘One Tree Planted,’ – meaning that Take2 will now plant one tree in the Amazon rainforest for each product sold.
The garments are made using econyl regenerated nylon, – an eco-friendly fabric, which is made from 78% recycled polyamide, and 22% elastane from waste, including: fishing nets from the oceans, fabric scraps from mills, and carpets destined for landfill.
Her brand has become an overnight sensation amongst the environmentally-aware consumer, – with a rapidly growing following on Instagram. Her customers love the idea of ‘doing good’ for the planet, whilst wearing stylish swimwear on the beach, and around the pool, of course.
Plastic waste contributes to roughly 80% of ALL marine debris: at least 8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans each year. Cecelia recognised the urgent need to act now (considering that the ocean plastic crisis threatens the safety of finite marine life, contaminates our food, and contributes towards the ever growing climate-change dilemma), and this is why she launched Take2.
“We all love fashion, and now, we can buy a new outfit at the click of a button, without even leaving our homes, or being aware of the consequences of our purchase(s). We don’t like to wear the same thing twice. Instead, we’ll wear it once and throw it away. Also, I’ve been shocked by the news of the terrible conditions in unethical clothing factories worldwide,” said Cecelia.
Encouraged by the popularity of her Take2 2021 collection, Cecelia is now working on her 2022 range, which will bring with it, – the introduction of new styles and colours.
Find out more: www.take2shop.com