Cotoswim is a slow fashion brand inspired by mindful living, natural elements and the feminine. We create ethical and comfortable clothing with unique style and with great passion for details.
The foundational idea of COTO sustainable line is creating unique, high quality pieces with timeless touch and minimalistic appeal. Those which transcend fashion and time while simultaneously making them an essential part of you wardrobe.
Each piece is carrying the esthetic of blending form, functionality and elegance to provide an optimal feeling of comfort and femininity.
We get inspired by the simplicity and profoundness of things without setting specific rules for our design. Our recipe for creating lies in the natural flow and harmony of the process. Our mission is only to create comfortable, timeless and responsible wear. We leave everything else up to our momentary feels and imagination.
Our main vision is to inspire the women of this planet to make more conscious choices about what they wear. We aim to encourage our customers to choose non-commercial fashion over mass production and to choose quality over quantity. We take pride in our production and partners as our products have a minimum environmental impact. We use only recycled yarn supplied by our partner Enconyl. We prioritize durable clothing over fast fashion. We believe that when a piece made well, with good care it can serve you over many seasons.
Our ideology believes that sustainability begins with respecting our mother nature and it’s people by making conscious choices each and every day. In times of fast fashion and mass consumption we focus on minimizing the impact on our planet by choosing recycled and up-cycled materials. Our swimwear made from regenerated ocean plastic, giving it second life in form of quality and chic swimwear. We try to lessen waste where we can and avoid unnecessary packages, tags and labels. We deliver your favourite cotoswim pieces in natural cotton bags. We find it important to work with local tailors as this is a great way to support the local communities of Indonesia. All our products are ethically handmade in Bali. We make sure that our workers work in safe environment and getting fair wages.
MATERIALS WE USE
For the production of our swimwear we use ECONYL® regenerated nylon.
Nylon waste like fishing nets, plastic bottles etc., otherwise polluting the Earth, is transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon. It’s exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remolded many times. That means you can create new products without having to use new resources.
WHY ECONYL / KEY FEATURES OF THE RECYCLED MATERIAL
- environmental benefits
- ultrachlorine resistant
- sun cream and oil resistance
- better shape retention
- UPF 50+
- excellent coverage
- pilling resistant
For our bamboo collection we use organic East Asian bamboo. Bamboo is highly sustainable and eco - friendly fabric. Contrary to other natural fibers, bamboo can be grown naturally without the need for pesticides. It is one of the world’s fastest growing plants, growing up to one meter in a day, ensuring a quick grow-cultivation cycle. Bamboo is grass, once it has been cut, it will continue growing. Bamboo can also absorb 35% more Carbon Dioxide than equivalent fibers.
KEY FEATURES OF BAMBOO
- bamboo is highly biodegradable and eco-friendly, having hardly any impact on the environment.
- short growth cycle, easy cultivation and no need for pesticides and fertilizers.
- soft, breathable and extremely comfortable, silk like, against the skin.
- exceptional moisture absorption.
- bamboo fabric possesses anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic properties.