For many, summertime evokes images of sunning on the beach and swimming in the ocean. Now, a number of companies are starting to offer eco-friendly and organic swimwear products to go along with these most natural of seasonal activities.
Traditionally, bathing suits are not manufactured as organic because the functional use of the suits is not easily achieved with natural fibers, said Lori Wyman, education and information services administrator at the Organic Trade Association. "Nobody wants a cotton swimsuit that stays wet for an hour after you come out of the water," she said. "That's why synthetic materials are generally what people prefer to put on, although there are purists who won't want to wear synthetic fibers."
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