ETHICALLY MADE IN BALI, INDONESIA

At Sylk Swim, it is always our top priority to focus on our commitment to social and ethical responsibility.

All of our swimwear is ethically and mindfully handmade by a community of talented local artisans in Bali, Indonesia. Every Sylk Swim garment purchased directly invests in a sustainable livelihood for the individuals within our manufacturing process. We care about the production process of each garment as much as we do its design. We take a slow and sustainable approach to production that allows us to maintain a high standard of quality as well as encourage a happy and relaxed work environment for our makers.

Our Manufacturing Partner holds a current certificate from Department of Social Welfare and Labour in Bali for fulfilling the following criteria:

  • No underage employees
  • Above award wage salaries paid to their employees monthly exceeding the government regulations
  • Paid sick leave, annual leave, pension and healthcare to all direct employees
  • Prayer and rest rooms, communal break areas, well lit and ventilated work spaces and western standard bathrooms

They are also accredited by the Environmental Agency in Bali for their compliance to environmental standards and hold all licenses from the government required for operating in the industry.

The factory offers all of their staff weekly exercise classes, prayer breaks, 1 hour lunch breaks, paid overtime, annual bonuses and ongoing support during the Covid-19 crisis.

There is no production line, no mass production and the staff are encouraged to embrace mindful and thoughtful processes. When you purchase from us, you can expect that each piece has a unique and fascinating story to tell from the hands of its maker.

SUSTAINABILITY

As we continue on our journey of social and environmental responsibility, we are constantly seeking new ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

Our fabric is made to order from local, small-scale fabric mills in Indonesia. To reduce waste, any of our excess or off cut fabric is repurposed into accessories or stored for future use. All Sylk Swim orders are shipped to you in 100% Biodegradable, Plant Based garment and mailer bags and our stock is shipped to us completely plastic free.

We know there is always room to do more and we are committed to continually reducing our carbon footprint as we grow.