- Sustainability -

We believe that high quality
and environmental responsability go hand in hand

At CANOPEA, we believe that high quality and sustainability go hand in hand. From day one, it occurred to us that fashion business as usual is simply no longer an option and as the hopelessly optimistic team that we are, we try to do things more responsibly, reconciling style with sun protection and being that little bit kinder to the environment.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

Chemical free

Sun cream is not only prohibitively expensive but we now know how toxic it is for ocean life. The effect of oxybenzone and octinoxate (present in 80% of suncreams) has a disastrous effect on adult and baby coral alike, altering their symbiotic relationship with algae, killing coral and preventing reefs from regenerating. But offering an alternative to sunscreens only made sense if ruling out UV blocking chemical filters altogether. Our sun protection comes from the tight weaving of the fiber itself, making it an extra eco-friendly choice.

Our fabrics

When we found out that 10 % of ocean plastic pollution come from fishing nets, at CANOPEA, we chose to use a regenerated super-resistant nylon fiber, called Econyl®, which is made from rescued fishing nets and other post-consumer nylon waste. Our fabrics are then tested over 200 hours in laboratory against chlorine and sun cream, while being certified UPF50+ - the best protection according to the Australian norm, the international reference for sun protection. Thanks to this innovative technology, we are able to produce timeless pieces that are made to last, while reducing the amount of plastic waste that goes to landfill.

Our ethics

At CANOPEA we care about provenance. Our designs are intentionally created with minimal components to limit production and shipping costs (and therefore offering better prices). Our sourced fabrics are then carefully crafted and manufactured in selected European textile workshops, who value safe working conditions. We can thus ensure the highest quality for your swimwear and lowest impact on our carbon footprint.

Our logistics

We choose to work closely with a small local Work Integration Social Enterprise (WISE) for all our packing and shipping, providing employment to disadvantaged young workers and helping them step back into the work force. We also keep our packaging lean, reducing unnecessary waste to ensure you receive your swimwear wrapped in beautiful crisp silk paper with just a simple thank you card.

What next?

At CANOPEA, we know that reducing plastic waste starts with recycling fishnets, but ultimately, we also have to turn off the tap and limit producing plastic in the first place. We know that the Fashion industry has to move towards a more transparent, circular economy of waste to wear, giving new life to used textiles without producing new resources and are proud actors of that transformation.

For the past few years, we have been proud to part in the Fashion Revolution movement, which encourages more brands to be transparent about their manufacturing process and consumers to ask #whomademyclothes.

What about you, ready for change?

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  • SAVING OUR PLANET HOME 🌎 
Le Black Friday a une certaine réputation, et le respect de l'environnement n'en fait pas partie. 
Cette année (comme les autres) nous avons choisi de ne pas participer mais plutôt de nous concentrer sur l'amélioration de notre planète. #noplanetB
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♻️ De nos maillots de bain à nos emballages, notre planète a toujours été au cœur de notre marque. Cette année, nous avons le plaisir de nous associer avec @Redonner.fr afin de proposer une solution simple et ultra facile pour recycler ses vêtements ! Vous êtes partant ? 👍🏻 Lien en bio ! 
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Black Friday has quite the reputation, and eco-friendliness is not part of it. 
So this year (again) we have chosen to opt out and instead focus on making our planet home a better place. #noplanetB
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From our swimsuits to our packaging, our planet has always been at the heart of our company. This year we teamed up with @Redonner.fr to collect and repurpose any of your past and/or used clothes (including swimwear)  We are SO excited to launch this new chapter in our path to sustainability ♻️ and we need you ! Are you in ? Link in bio 
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📸 @kb.illustrates 
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#noplanetb #makefridaygreenagain #noblackfriday #sustainablefashion #sustainability #sustainablebrand #slowfashion #thereisnotplanetb #canopeaparis
  • GIVING THANKS 🙏🏻 
Cette année, c'est les petites choses que nous apprécions...
- Plus de câlins le matin 
- Les balades en pleine nature 
- Un regain d'unité 
- Les amis et famille avec lesquels nous sommes restés proches malgré la distance.
✨Taguez quelqu’un dont vous êtes particulièrement reconnaissant cette année 👇🏻
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This year we are thankful for the little things…
- Extra cuddles and kisses in the morning 
- A renewed sense of oneness 
- The friends and family who we’ve remained close with despite the distance.
Tag someone you are extra thankful for this year 👇🏻
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#canopea #sunshineawaits #Frenchfashion #frenchtouch #longlivesummer #swimwear #girlsswimsuit #kidsfashion #sunshinelover #protectiveswimwear #modefemme
  • COASTAL BLUE 🌊 
Because we could all use some seaside vibes right now. 
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Un peu de paysage marin pour vous requinquer.
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📸 @danaberez 
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#mytinyatlas #sunshine #stayandwander #lonelyplanet #sunshineawaits #tlpicks #designmilktravels #passionpasport #canopeaparis #swimsuitsale #kidsswimsuits
  • LAST DAY ! ☀️
Plus que quelques heures ! Notre vente privée se termine ce soir à minuit (GMT+1) avec -30% sur une sélection de maillots de bain anti-UV et livraison gratuite (France & UE) avec le code ✨VP2020 ✨
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Only a few hours left ! Our private sale ends tonight midnight (GMT+1) with -30% on a selection of sun protective swimsuits + free shipping (France & EU) with the code VP2020 💕

#venteprivee #privatesale #uvswimwear #upf50swimwear #kidswimwear #girlswimsuit #madetolast #sustainableswimwear #ecoresponsible #canopeaparis
  • SISTER LOVE 💕 
Les deux graces de @courtneyadamo, comme un tableau de Botticelli, vous ne trouvez pas ?

Notre VP continue jusqu’à dimanche avec -30% sur une jolie selection de maillots de bain + livraison offerte (France et Europe) avec le code VP2020 ✨
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@courtneyadamo's two darling daughters... Like a Botticelli painting, don't you think?

Our Private Sale continues until Sunday with -30% on a selection of swimsuits + free shipping (France & EU) with the code VP2020 ✨
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#upf50plus #bathingsuitseason #modeenfant #maillotdebainenfant #bathingsuitshopping #kidsfashionlifestyle #kidsfashionforall #slowfashion #marquefrançaise #frenchtouch #beachlife #sunshineawaits #frenchlabel #protectiveswimwear #kidsfashionblogger #girlsswimsuit
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