- 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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  • MINUTE EMOTION 
Tous les shootings sont une aventure ✨ cette année nous en avons organisé trois et pour se rattraper des deux dernières années, on a tout donné. Ce weekend on a posé nos valises à Marseille, où il fait bon vivre toute l’année et quelle chance nous avons eu cette fois ci ! Pas de tempête, ni de raz de marée, pas de restriction dernière minute, ni de fermeture des frontières. Finalement juste une annulation qu’on a vite pu corriger la veille du shooting grace à la magie de vos partages 🙏🏼 je ne remercierais jamais assez tous les parents qui me font confiance (continuez à nous envoyer vos candidatures spontanées, on adore!) et toutes les personnes bienveillantes qui nous ont ouvert leurs portes, @valentina_and_bro_kidsmodel  @leina_model, @magwaq @lebunkerdescalanques, vous êtes tous mes bonnes étoiles ✨✨✨

 Un grand merci aussi à Caroline pour @smilzz_france de nous accompagner pour la troisième année, la petite Enola, sa maman (et sa tante!) Caroline et Françoise pour leur accueil désormais légendaire 🌈
 
Le plus difficile va être d’attendre l’hiver pour vous montrer toutes ces merveilles 😜🙈 En attendant, dernier plein de soleil en stories !
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This weekend we were in Marseille for our last photoshoot of the year! 👏🏻 this time no storm, no tidal wave, no last minute restrictions, no border closures. Thank you to all the kind people who opened their doors to us, @valentina_and_bro_kidsmodel @leina_model, @magwaq @lebunkerdescalanques, you are all my lucky stars ✨✨✨

 A big thank you also to Caroline for @smilzz_france for accompanying us for the third year, little Enola, her mom (and aunt!) Caroline and Françoise for their welcome 🌈
 
The hardest part is going to be waiting for winter to show you all these gems 😜🙈 In the meantime, last bit of sunshine in stories!
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  • AVA LOVE 💕🌸
Calling all sports enthusiasts ! 
Ava was designed for you, with safety and femininity in mind: chic zip neckline, decorative zipper pull, and bold colors... 

> Available in this beautiful plum color, blueberry blue and Bari green 😍

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Qui a dit que sport ne rimait pas avec féminité ? 🌞

Ce maillot anti-UV femme a été conçu pour les plus téméraires, adeptes du souci du détail : décolleté zippé, pompons colorés, couleurs étudiées... 

Ava impose son style ! ✨
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  • WEDNESDAY ESCAPE 🌞🐚
Sometimes the chaos of Wednesdays can make us want to escape... far away on a beach ✨ Anyone else?
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Parfois, le stress du mercredi nous donne envie de nous évader... loin sur une plage 😆 Et vous ?
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  • OCTOBRE ROSE 💕
A big thank you for all your orders so far ! 👏🏻 As a reminder, in honor of breast cancer awareness month we are donating 10% of proceeds from pink swimsuits will go to the Institut Gustave Roussy, the leading European Cancer Center 

Shop our collection 🌞
www.canopea-paris.com

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Un grand merci pour toutes vos commandes jusqu'à présent ! Pour rappel, en l'honneur du mois de la lutte contre le cancer du sein, pour chaque maillot de bain rose vendu, nous reverserons 10% du CA à l'Institut Gustave Roussy, leader européen de la lutte contre le cancer🌸

Découvrez la collection ✨
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  • FRIDAY ESCAPE ✨🤍
📍La Calabria 

Vous connaissez ce petit coin de paradis ? 
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📸 @condenasttraveller 
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#lacalabria #soleil #sun #italie #italia #mediterraneanlife #mediterranean #mer #sea #travelphotography #travelitaly #travelitalia
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