Emma Ford sustainable swimwear NZ ethical swimwear

Sustainability - What are we doing?

At Emma Ford we value the people that work with us and the environment. We are committed to making affordable sustainable swimwear that puts those values first and are always looking for better ways to deliver these commitments.

Swimwear Production - NZ made swimwear

Our collections are made throughout New Zealand and we have a close relationship with our makers, Emma has worked with them for many years.  Each cut of Emma Ford swimwear is made ensuring we have minimal amounts of fabric wastage, any scraps along with card packaging are donated to local schools for crafting!

Packaging - Supporting local business

We believe in as little packaging as possible, when you receive your beautiful purchase don't expect lots of plastic! Our tissue, custom stickers and eco friendly courier bags are sourced from local companies, as we believe in supporting local business.

When EF swimsuits arrive from our seamstresses we do not use plastic packaging. You can be sure that each step of our production has carefully considered reducing the use of unnecessary packaging.

Fabrics - Sustainable swimwear NZ

At Emma Ford swimwear, we create garments that last, they stand the test of time as well as being beautiful and flattering. They will not end up in the landfill within a season and we as consumers help make the difference by buying less and choosing top quality pieces.

We currently use Econyl fabric for some of our swimsuits (styles will have details on product pages) Econyl is a high quality Lycra made from recycled fishing nets carpets and plastic waste found in the ocean. If you would like more information on this fabric please get in touch.

ALL our swimwear is lined with Econyl lining.

We are currently unable to produce our beautiful shimmery lycra fabric in recycled fabrics but hope to do so in the future.

Get intouch - Contact us 

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Emma xx