We believe in minimizing our environmental impact through zero-waste fashion.

When Lilly & Lime was re-born, we had a choice...  

We could return the same as before, making moderate, common sense choices to be more sustainable, or... we could come back doing everything we could for our planet.

It put us back 6 months, and created a lot more work, but in the end, we are proud of what has been accomplished and the long term impact Lilly & Lime will have (or rather, not have) on the planet.

 Here is what we have done (last updated Jan 30th, 2024)

From Design to Delivery

  • Efficient Pattern Design: We embrace a mindful design approach, ensuring every inch of fabric is utilized effectively, leaving virtually no textile waste behind. Our patterns are crafted with precision, maximizing fabric use and minimizing waste.

  • Sustainable Material Selection: Our swimwear collection is crafted from eco-friendly fabrics, including recycled materials like reclaimed fishing nets and plastic bottles. These sustainable choices significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

  • Responsible Manufacturing: We partner with ethical manufacturers who share our vision of a greener future. Our production processes are designed to minimize waste, conserve energy, and reduce water usage.

  • Made-to-Order Philosophy: Embracing a slow fashion model, many of our products are made to order. This approach not only ensures a perfect fit for our customers but also eliminates overproduction and reduces excess inventory.

  • Eco-Packaging: Our commitment to sustainability extends to our packaging. We use biodegradable and recycled materials for our packaging, ensuring that our environmental impact is minimal from start to finish.

Our Ethical and Quality-Driven Approach

In addition to only producing what we are committed to sell (this is the reason we don't have sales all the time like other swimwear companies), we are also dedicated to:

Socially Responsible Manufacturing:
We take pride in partnering with factories that prioritize social responsibility. This means ensuring fair living wages for the workers who craft our products. We believe in supporting our workers' well-being and contributing to the betterment of their communities.

High-Quality Materials:
Unlike many fast fashion brands, we choose high-quality, recycled fabrics and materials. This choice is a stand against the often unethical practices of fast fashion and a commitment to durability and sustainability in our products.

Custom Design for the Perfect Fit:
We don't just adapt industry-standard designs meant for smaller bust sizes; we create our own. Our approach ensures a perfect fit for women with larger busts, a segment often overlooked in the swimwear industry. This involves extensive research, design innovation, and commitment to inclusivity.

In-depth Product Development:
The creation of our swimwear involves countless hours of designing, developing unique prints, building prototypes, and rigorous product testing. We're dedicated to offering products that we truly believe in and that reflect our high standards.

A Thank You to Our Customers 💕

We extend our deepest gratitude to the women who have supported us in creating a world where fair compensation and women-led innovation are not just ideals but realities. Your choice to purchase from Lilly & Lime supports a broader mission – reshaping how business is conducted and contributing to a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry.

Together, we are making a difference.