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SUSTAINABILITY

Lyme Shop works to be an environmentally and socially conscious swimwear company where you can expect a more sustainable outlook every step of the way. Whether it's the manufacturing process, product design, or packaging materials, our business strives to provide eco-friendly alternatives. Not only do we care about the processes involved with our own products, but also the entirety of the fashion industry; this is why we donate a percentage of our profits. Read below to learn more! 

Fabrics

When it comes to the fabrics used, Lyme ensures their origin is as ethical and eco-friendly as possible, sourcing those that are certified and proven to break down faster. 

European Flax: The guarantee of traceability for premium linen grown in Western Europe. A natural and more sustainable fibre, cultivated without irrigation and GMO free. 

Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX: Any textile carrying the Standard 100 label has been tested for harmful substances to ensure all components (e.g., thread, buttons) are harmless to human health. 

Biodegradable Amni Soul Eco (from Solvay Rhodia): Enables garments to quickly decompose when discarded and left in landfills. 

At Lyme Shop, we believe that the materials used are very important, but so is the design and manufacturing process associated with our pieces. As such, all our pieces are designed to be reversible, allowing for versatility and the ability to get more use out of a single piece. When it comes to our manufacturing process, it has been established to optimize resources and reduce our environmental footprint. 

Packaging

In addition to making our products more sustainable, we also work to package them as such. 

Hygiene Stickers: Made with 100% compostable material, bio-based, and non-GMO

Bags: 100% Cotton Bags

Mailers: Made from 100% recycled content, 50% post-consumer waste, and dual adhesive strips for reuse

Donated Profits

Sustainability is woven into everything we do here at Lyme - from the way we design our products to the allocation of our profits. Our commitment to a better and more transparent industry led us to become members of 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations working to tackle the planet’s largest environmental issues. Through these donations, Lyme can support the Toronto-based organization, Fashion Takes Action (FTA), a non-profit working to advance sustainability in the fashion industry through education, awareness, research, and collaboration. 

Our team chose these organizations because we believe in the importance of educating consumers. It is important for the public to understand what goes on in the industry and the impact that fast fashion and unfair practices can have on our people and the planet.