Both as consumers and business owners, we can no longer continue to ignore the true cost of fashion. At MIGA Swimwear, we are committed to changing one of the most contaminating and unjust industries in the world.
This is how:
Sustainable swimwear is what we are all about. We use Italian fabrics made entirely of post-consumer polyamide yarns and regenerated waste material fabrics (think fishnets and carpets). Fabric scraps are used in the sample-making process of the next collection in order to promote zero waste. We are always looking for new ways to incorporate renewable materials into production. Additionally, our packaging is 100% recycled and we do not use hangtags.
Made in the US
All of our pieces are made in Los Angeles. We have a close, personal relationship with our manufacturing partner and we have visited the factory many times. Producing in the US ensures that all of our workers are treated fairly under USA worker protection laws, as well as creates jobs and thus, directly impacts the local economy. Many of our suppliers have lost clients over the years to factories overseas. We feel empowered and resolute in our decision to work with them and thus, retain those skilled sets and businesses in this country. Additionally, producing in the US diminishes our carbon footprint and lowers pollution.
We are committed to producing quality products made to last. Tests conducted by our fabric mill show that the fabric we use in all of our styles is twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan oils. If after 1-2 years, our swimsuits don’t live up to their quality you can contact us and you will get a response from us. Our hope is that in the future once our customers are done using their MIGA suit, they can send it back to us and we can work with our fabric mill to break down the fabric and regenerate the nylon again.
During our fashion shoots we aim to secure set locations and studios that place an emphasis upon renewable-energy, as well as keep our waste limited on location (meaning any trash that arrives with us, leaves with us).
Real inclusion and equality can only occur if we include in our internal team, campaigns and throughout our brand people of all abilities, Black, LGBTQ+ and all age groups.
We do not seek inclusion at the expense of excluding other groups. We refuse to “tick a box” and are committed to casting non-traditional features, as well as models of all walks of life.
We donate 5% of our stock to members of the disability, visible difference and chronic illness community. If you or someone you know cannot afford one of our pieces, contact us and we will do our best to provide you/them with one. Throughout the year we also partner with organizations that raise awareness about health conditions and donate a percentage of net sales to their cause, like Global Genes and Girls With Guts, as we believe that only through increased awareness, education, representation and engagement can we combat ableism and contest the stigma of looking differently.
From our founder: “Acknowledging my privilege as a white-passing Latina, I promise to put in the work. I promise to continue to dismantle the biases I grew up with and the prejudices I learned along the way. I promise to continue to learn and listen and make sure that those around me do better. I will continue to hold space for conversations about anti-Black racism in our community. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but together we can get closer to coexisting in a more tolerant and accepting world.”
The pandemic brought unprecedented changes to the world. In May 2020, we decided to adjust our prices to reflect firstly the needs of our community and secondly the tough economic times ahead, by lowering our prices 30%, in some cases 40%. As COVID19 continues to be a threat, we are committed to making sure that everyone in our supply-chain as well as everyone that is part of our campaigns will follow all of the CDC requirements, including keeping 6 feet distance, always wearing masks and when possible, gloves, as well as constantly using sanitizers and temperature checks. Additionally, during shoots we will limit the number of attendees, as well as the contact with models.