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As founder and designer of Monarch Reign, Ashley Busch fiercely committed to finding more ways to protect the planet and contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. That’s why she chose to work with ECONYL® when it came to selecting the fabric for her swimwear.  Nylon waste from landfills and oceans around the world are transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon. It's the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled and recreated again and again. That means you can create new products and buy new products without having to use new resources.  So many brands who want to be aware of the fast-fashion crisis that pollutes the earth are partnering with ECONYL® to create handbags, clothing, hosiery, lingerie, and yes even swimwear.  Monarch Reign is proud to be a sustainable swimwear brand.

Being aware of what the products we buy are made of is just one way to help push towards living a more sustainable lifestyle, but there are so many smaller ways we can do our part


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Live eco-friendly when you are traveling:

  • Don’t be afraid to reuse some towels or even sheets when staying at a hotel.
  • If possible, find ways to use local bicycles to get around beach towns instead of driving everywhere.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle while you travel and explore so you aren’t tempted to buy a plastic water bottle to keep you hydrated.
  • If plan on shopping while on vacation pack a reusable bag and opt-out of taking your purchases in the bags the shop offers.
  • Purchase reusable travel kits so you aren’t storing your beauty products in plastic Ziplock bags and then throwing them away.
  • Ask your hotel about how they handle recycling anything you dispose of in your room.
  • Conserve energy at your hotel or Airbnb just like you would at home.

Being good to the planet when you visit a beach:

  • Choose nature-based excursions that won’t harm any animals’ environment and that always for you to have minimal to no impact on their natural setting. Look for tour operators that have green certifications or are a part of a non-profit group.
  • Don’t take souvenirs from the beach. Often, we may want to take items we find at the beach home with us as souvenirs, but what you take could be of use to another animal or species.
  • Don’t just use any sunscreen. Many sunscreen brands have harmful chemicals in them that are harmful to marine life. Look for sunscreens that contain natural ingredients. 
  • If possible, find ways to use local bicycles to get around beach towns instead of driving everywhere or using rideshare apps.

Be a respectful temporary local:

  • Research food options before your trip and try to eat at restaurants that promote and stick to offering sustainable and locally-sourced menu items.
  • Be respectful of the local environment. Stay on local footpaths, don’t litter and respect the local wildlife.
  • Do your best to utilize public transportation while you are visiting.
  • At the end of your visit, calculate your carbon emissions and donate to a charitable cause that is helping the local environment.

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