Eco-friendly bespoke swimwear brand aims to highlight plight of sea turtle

1st Man 1st Woman blends art, fashion and environmental issues

Sandra Palmer, designer and creator of swimwear brand 1st Man 1st Woman (Photo: Roland Leon)

A BRITISH eco-friendly swimwear brand is aiming to highlight the plight of sea turtles through its designs.

1st Man 1st Woman wants to raise awareness of the impact that pollution and climate change are having on the animal’s habitat.

Each year over 1,000 sea turtles are killed by plastic waste in our oceans and on our beaches, according to 2017 research from the University of Exeter.

1st Man 1st Woman aims to increase awareness of the effects changes to our environment are having on the sea turtle through the founder Sandra’s blending her talent of art and fashion to create standout pieces that are also talking points.

To realise her goal, Sandra has launched a crowdfunding campaign as part of Natwest’s Back Her Business initiative to create pieces that direct consumers’ conversations towards the dangers that these beautiful creatures face.

FASHION WITH PURPOSE: 1st Man 1st Woman’s limited edition ‘Turtle love’ eco-printed swimsuit

While understanding of the negative effects of plastic consumption is increasing, in part as a result of the emotive pictures of sea turtles who have been harmed by it, there is still more to be done.

1st Man 1st Woman will be donating a proportion of pledges made to the charity plastic Oceans UK, which seeks to actively to solve the environmental issue of plastic waste, through education, science and sustainability programmes.

There are some great rewards ranging from £3s, £10s for an eco print to limited edition swimwear. Every reward is eco and ethically designed and packaged in biodegradable materials.

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