Agnes Fischer from Sweden designs swimwear made out of recollected and recycled fishing nets and other waste. Check out the resort 2019 collection.
These swimsuits by Swedish fashion designer Agnes Fischer are made from Econyl. Econyl is a durable fiber made out of reclaimed fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and other industrial plastics into cute bikinis and one pieces so turtles and birds won’t get caught in them. They just released a collection for the resort 2019 season in red, leopard and more sustainable prints.
Part of the resort 2019 collection, the Grenadins Underwired Bikini Top ($112) is paired with the Toiny High-Leg Bikini Briefs ($85). Also pictured is the Oubli Leopard-Print Swimsuit ($204) with a high thigh, scoop neck and criss cross straps across the back.
Fischer grew up snorkeling in the Caribbean and wanted to respond to the destruction of the coral reefs there. She studied at Parsons School of Design in New York, and has worked at Saint Laurent. So when she released her first swimsuits she decided to make them from recycled plastics.
She told Vogue more about the source of the materials, “These nets are part of all the trash that’s out in the ocean but they’re so bad because they can stay in the water for 600 years and nothing happens unless someone takes them away.” And Elsa Hosk wore one!
As Matches Fashion puts it, her swimsuits are characterized by, “Hand-painted prints, scrunchie-inspired straps and vibrant hues.” Other prints and colors include Stingray (shown above) black, yellow, red Angelfish or blue Angelfish, in many different cuts and styles.