Swimwear Care

Care for your swimwear

With our ethos being a sustainable swimwear brand, we want your pieces to last. When cared for properly, Mitra The Label swimwear will last for years. We recommend a gentle, low-impact approach.

On our end, we have sourced our sustainable fabric and hand make swimsuits from  ECONYL® regenerated nylon. Unfortunately, when you wash anything made from synthetics (even if it's recycled), it sheds microfibers that can be pollutants if they wind up in the ocean. Here are some environmentally-conscious tips on how to care for your swimwear!

ECONYL® is created from recycling unwanted waste from around the world, such as fishing nets pulled from the ocean, plastic and fabric scraps.

If treated well, your Mitra The Label swimwear will continue to support you for years to come in any ocean, any beach and in any pool. Once it leaves Mitra The Label HQ, we need you to carry on caring for your own piece. Follow our recommendations and your pieces will last for those moments by the water. and to maintain your swimwear's condition, colour and shape.

Wearing your 'kinis

  • Avoid sitting on rough surfaces. Use a towel to prevent snagging.
  • Try to keep out of direct sunlight and try to avoid letting your swimsuit remain cold and damp after you use it in the pool.
  • Aim to apply suncream before you put the pieces on, as suncream is designed for the skin, not swimsuits. Our swimsuits already have excellent UV protection and are ultra chlorine resistant.

Note - Avoid highly chlorinated pools as this can cause discolouration.

Washing your 'kinis

We love hand washing our bikinis and swimsuits in cold water, to help limit the amount of microfibers shed in our oceans.

Make sure to cold rinse your swimsuit after each suit, even if you didn't go into the water.

  • Hand wash your swimwear before it's initial use with a colour catcher to avoid transfer or colour onto contrasting bikinis.
  • Sea salt and chlorine are both harsh cleaning agents on materials, so we recommend washing your piece after each wear.  Simply take a shower after a swim in cold freshwater then laying the piece flat to dry.
  • Always hand wash your swimwear in cold water with mild soap.

Producing swimwear from regenerated ocean plastic does run the risk of releasing tiny micro-fibres into the water system when washing our pieces. To combat this issue we suggest and encourage our customers to use a GuppyFriend bag or something similar to help capture micro-plastic fibres. Simply wash your swimwear in the bag and hand wash your swimsuits, if you want to use a washing machine, we suggest using a cold wash setting.

Drying your 'kinis

Skip the dryer (and the greenhouse gas emissions) and air dry your bikinis. Make sure to them out as flat as possible. Avoid direct sunlight and lay your suits in a cool, dry place for a drying method that requires zero energy.

  • Once washed lay flat to dry. Avoid ringing.
  • Please DON'T iron your swimsuit and avoid tumble drying too.

Take turns

We know you have a favorite bikini, but the key to making it last longer is to wait until it's completely dry to wear it again. If you're planning to spend a few days in a row dressed in a bikini (lucky!), plan on bringing a couple of different suits to wear.