These Finnish bikinis are done of cosmetic rabble from a ocean

Hanna Lehtovaara, Salla Valkonen, Halla Halla
Finnish designers Salla Valkonen (r) and Hanna Lehtovaara modelling bikinis they created, done from recycled cosmetic refuse.

Image: Halla Halla

A span of Finnish pattern students have struck a chord with women’s swimwear done of fishing nets and other cosmetic rubbish recovered from a oceans. The immature women have found success with their firm, that creates a bikinis in Bali, Indonesia out of recycled element done in Italy.

Experts advise that a oceans are stuffing adult with throw cosmetic and that if stream trends continue there could be some-more cosmetic in a H2O than fish by 2050. Finnish wardrobe engineer Salla Valkonen is among those perplexing to come adult with solutions to a problem.

Valkonen, interviewed on Yle Radio 1 on Monday, explained a thought behind Halla Halla, a association she founded with associate engineer Hanna Lehtovaara in 2016.

Salla Valkonen.

Salla Valkonen

Tuukka Pasanen

The two, now in their mid-20s, met during Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, that is now partial of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK). They discussed environment adult a wardrobe company, and strike on an thought for it while backpacking and surfing in Asia after graduation.

Surfing shock

“We were mostly surfing in Asia and bikinis fast became a customary daily outfits,” says Valkonen. “But we couldn’t unequivocally find any that matched a taste. So we started conceptualizing and sewing them for ourselves and that’s when a thought took off.”

Valkonen and Lehtovaara found “this totally violent Italian fabric” done of recycled nautical cosmetic waste, mostly fishing nets and cosmetic bottles. The twin had already been struck by a volume of cosmetic rabble in a sea while visiting Bali, where their swimwear is now made.

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Muovijätettä rannalla.

Plastic rabble on a Bali beach

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“It’s a unhappy situation; really, unequivocally sad. When you’re surfing and you’re paddling out to a choice out in a swells, each other cadence we might finish adult with a noodle package or nappy on your hand,” she says.

The cloth done from recycled rubbish is 3 or 4 times some-more costly than customary nylon, explains Valkonen. However she says that she and Lehtovaara are committed to ancillary recycling – and that sustainability has fuelled a recognition of their products.

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