- Our commitments -

We believe that high quality
and environmental responsability 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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  • THE EVOLUTION OF THE SWIMSUIT ☀️
Bien avant le bikini, le maillot ressemblait à un ensemble pantalon légèrement bouffant et serré à la taille par une ceinture...

Alors, comment le maillot de bain est-il devenu ce qu'il est aujourd'hui ? 

✨ Pour lire son histoire, rendez-vous sur le blog. Lien en bio 
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From the original swimming costumes to the bikini and everything in between, we go back in history and look back on how the swimsuit came to be. 

✨To read the full article, head over to the blog. Link in bio 
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  • A BIG THANK YOU 🙏🏻
Thank you for your warm welcome to our very first women's hat in collaboration with @goodbyelorette

Match with any of our sun protective, sustainable swimsuits or our women's cover up for a chic summer look 😍

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Mille mercis pour votre accueil chaleureux à notre tout premier chapeau pour femme en collaboration avec @goodbyelorette 

Associez-le à l'un de nos maillots de bain anti-uv ou à notre nouvelle jupe paréo pour femmes pour un look d'été très chic ✨
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  • SWEET SUMMER TIME 🌞
This summer is all about sustainability ✨
We have teamed up with our partners @redonner.fr for a summer giveaway !

✨Head over to @redonner.fr to enter for the chance to win our best seller bathing suit and accessories from other sustainably chic brands we love. 
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Nous nous sommes associés à nos partenaires @redonner.fr pour organiser un concours afin de vous préparer pour l'été

✨Rendez-vous sur @redonner.fr pour participer et tenter de gagner notre maillot de bain best-seller avec des accessoires eco-résponsable d'autres marques qu’on aime!
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  • MEET LEIA ✨
This UV bikini top provides a flattering neckline and ties at the back to achieve a perfect fit. 
Reversible, Leia fits the mood and whim of the moment. 

So which will it be… Safran or Dragée pink? 🧡 
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Son décolleté noué crée un drapé unique, tandis que son dos s’ajuste en fonction de notre morphologie.  Entièrement réversible, il s’adapte aux humeurs et envies du moment. 

🤍Vous êtes plutôt Safran orange ou Dragée rose ?
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#consciousstyle #frenchgirlstyle 
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#marquefrançaise #onparledemode #swimwearbrand #swimseason #stylewoman #sustainablefashion #sustainableswimwear
  • LONGING FOR SUMMER 🌞
Getting ready for our favorite season and all the collabs and restocks coming soon ✨ Stay tuned 

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