Sustainability at Tuhkana Swimwear

At Tuhkana we believe that great fashion and environmental responsibility can coexist without compromising quality or comfort.

It's hard to ignore sustainable practices in a world where fashion is one of the most polluting industries. With global warming and the oceans increasingly at risk, it was obvious to us we had to keep sustainability as one of our top priorities.

Waste is an issue that our Founder personally really cares about and, since Tuhkana was launched, we knew we wanted the brand to follow the same principles. After a lot of research we found an amazing biodegradable yarn and the decision was made. Our fabrics can be recycled, which of course is always the best option but, if by any chance they end up in the trash, it can fully degrade in 2 to 5 years. It's also amazingly soft, made to fit like a second skin.

We chose to produce our pieces in Brazil since it's where the biodegradable yarn is manufactured. This way we reduce our impact by not having to ship the fabrics to a different country to manufacture. By staying local we're helping the local economy and reducing our carbon footprint at the same time.

Another way we reduce our environmental footprint is by producing our fabrics in a closed-loop production, limiting the consumption of natural raw resources by using recycled water and materials, as well as the heat that is generated in some of the production phases.

By working very closely with our partners we try to find ways to minimize our environmental and social impact even further. We make sure we work with small manufacturers where fair wages, regulated working hours and absence of child labor are being respected.

We care not only about the impact our industry has on the environment but the impact it can have on you. Our signature fabrics are certified according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, ensuring an absolute absence of products that are harmful to the human skin, so you can enjoy your days in the sun to the fullest.

We are committed to make socially and environmentally conscious products. Sustainability should not be a trend but the new standard.