The Saltwater Collective Turns Ocean Waste into Swimwear

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Scientists predict that plastic will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050. That’s because humans dump 8 million metric tons of plastic in the oceans each year. Imagine, every minute one garbage truck around the world dumps plastic into the oceans.

From this uncomfortable truth was born The Saltwater Collective, a swimwear label that uses ECONYL®, an infinitely recyclable nylon, that’s regenerated from ocean waste. We speak with Camilla James, the owner and designer of The Saltwater Collective about sustainable fashion, body positivity, and the trials and triumphs of being a fledgling entrepreneur.

Q1: Tell us about the mission for the business and the values that define your brand?

The Saltwater Collective is a sustainable swimwear brand. We are based in Toronto. And by sustainable I mean, we repurpose fishing nets abandoned in the ocean and nyl