Francesca Farago’s vegan swimwear line is Too Hot to Handle

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Francesca Farago, from the Netflix dating show Too Hot to Handle, has launched a vegan swimwear line to safe animals and the planet.

After starring in Netflix’s latest reality dating show, Too Hot to Handle, Francesca Farago is showing compassion towards the earth and animals with her newly launched vegan and biodegradable swimwear line, Farago the Label.

The eponymous brand offers scanty bikinis that are not only cruelty-free but also 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

Farago, who became a favourite amongst viewers due to her looks and reputation as a rule-breaker, Within the villa, (most of her prize money was deducted because of her kinky actions). She launched the ethical, sustainable and biodegradable swimwear line in May.
The 26-year-old Canadian model and influencer split her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles.

It has been following a vegan diet for six years. As she mentioned being vegan during the first season of Too Hot To Handle several times. It has an entire Instagram Highlight on the vegan food she eats.

Speaking to Women’s Health, Farago revealed that following a vegan diet and avoiding processed foods has changed her life and body “for the better, times a thousand”, as it helps her “to stay lean and to stick to her ideal weight”.

And now that summer is in full swing, what better way to show off the perfect beach body than with the launch of a vegan swimwear line?

What is Farago the Label all about?

Farago’s swimwear line, for which she models herself, presents a great opportunity for anyone who doesn’t shy away from showing skin.

So, the small range features six items; a one-piece swimsuit, two different bikini tops, two bottoms and one swimming trunk for men.

All of these available in different colours and priced between $70 and $140.

What materials are used?

In comparison to commercial swimwear, vegan swimwear excludes all animal-derived materials like wool, down feather, silk, leather, and cashmere.

For its handmade designs, Farago the Label uses biodegradable nylon and all pieces are made with recycled water.
So it’s not just vegan, but also 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
The brand says on its website:

“Although we think you’ll love your suit for years to come. The enhanced polyamide 6.6 formula means that when you done with your suit, landfill conditions permit bacteria to access the biodegradable nylon and digest the waste materials, accelerating the back-to-earth process. Our manufacturing process uses recycled water. Because our objective from start to finish is the sustainable maintenance of the environment for future generations.”

To ensure that animal, as well as workers’ rights, protected during the production process. The label has partnered up with a PETA-approved vegan swimwear manufacturer in Brazil.

The brand adds: “We support the Fashion Revolution Movement and use only premium cruelty-free high-quality textiles. We believe in zero waste; leftover fabrics turned into beds for animals and donated to local shelters.”

Why shopping for vegan/sustainable swimwear matters

Simply put, buying sustainable swimwear means less plastic in the ocean. This is because every time we bathe in the sea or pool or wash synthetic clothes, small plastic pieces called microfibres shed off and land in our waterways.

These tiny plastic strands are, according to scientists, one of the main causes of plastic pollution in the oceans. A report by Stella McCartney and Ellen MacArthur predicts that 22 trillion tonnes of synthetic microfibres will be released into our oceans by 2050.

So, the best way to lower the impact on natural resources and waste is to buy swimwear.  That has made out of recycled materials. Econyl, a regenerated nylon fibre fabric made entirely from waste products, is one example.

It created from discarded fishing nets, fabric scraps, industrial plastic and nylon waste.

With brands like Farago the Label on the rise. Now it is  easier than ever to find vegan and sustainable swimwear without having to compromise on style.

Rebecca Horn
Rebecca Horn
Rebecca is an aspiring journalist who creates research-driven content for the Vegan Review and the Brunel Times. Originally from Germany, she currently studies journalism at Brunel University in London and has worked at the events arm of the Financial Times. Knowing that knowledge is power, Rebecca is undertaking a one-year NCTJ Diploma alongside her degree and actively contributes to the University newspaper. As a strong believer in the power of asking questions, she believes that everyone has a story to tell