Sustainability

At Muskoka Alter Eco, we are taking a sustainable approach to swimwear. When we say sustainable, we not only refer to environmental factors, but human health and wellbeing as well. Please refer to our frequently asked questions below. If you still have questions, please feel free to message us on instagram, facebook or email us at info@muskokaaltereco.com. We will be happy to provide you with the information to make you feel confident in our brand and your purchase.

 What material are your swimsuits made from?

Our swimwear is made using a fabric called EcoNyl, a recycled nylon fabric. Waste collected from oceans and beaches around the world, including: fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring, plastic bottles, etc., are collected and regenerated to create this fabric.

How is Muskoka Alter Eco taking a sustainable approach to swimwear?

In addition to using EcoNyl, an eco-conscious fabric, our packaging is 100% recyclable and made from previously recycled materials. We also have a zero plastic policy and use biodegradable tapioca bags to ensure the protection of our swimwear during shipping.

To ensure sustainable production, we have done extensive research to select an ethical manufacturer. Employees are paid above minimum wage pay, receive health benefits for themselves and their families, receive opportunities for professional development and are given opportunities to develop healthy work relationships through team building activities.

Do you make any donations to environmental organizations?

10% off all proceeds are donated to the ROLE (River, Ocean, Land and Ecology) Foundation, which funds waste-management projects and programs and female business supports and opportunities.

Is Muskoka Alter Eco a locally owned business?

Yes! Muskoka Alter Eco is owned by Emily Crowder, a born and raised Muskoka local. Emily went to Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School before attending the University of Guelph. Once she graduated with a Masters of Environmental Sciences Degree, she returned home and currently lives in Bracebridge.