As Blackbough continues to grow, it’s important that we make sure our actions represent our values. We believe that Blackbough’s opportunity for impact is two-fold: sustainability and advocacy. 

We are commited to

Sustainability

Our business practices revolve around creating a better environment—from using recycled fabrics for our swim, ensuring great working conditions for our team, investing in factories that abide by ethical labor practices, and picking the greener option each chance we get.

Advocacies

The Blackbough Team is full of passionate individuals who champion different causes. We want to contribute wherever we can—whether it’s donating to initiatives or amplifying voices through our platform.  

YOUR BIKINI’S JOURNEY

Every bikini goes through a lengthy, meticulous journey.

Designed to Last

Our customers are the heart of our brand. We take the time to listen to what they want through the reviews and comments we receive. From there, we begin designing and creating prototypes. We go through multiple tests and revisions so the pieces we make look good, fit different body types, and last as long as possible. With the level of quality we ensure, our suits are made to be reworn time and time again instead of one-time use. 

Not only do we make it a point to produce only the quantities that we need, roughly 80% of all our swimwear is made using recycled fabrics.

Direct to Fabric Printing

Our custom designs printed directly onto the fabric instead of using dyes. This means there is a lot less water used and wasted in the process. We also control the amount of fabric produced because we only print what is needed, and never in excess.

Calculated Quantities

Re-orders are only done once a style or print has completely sold out to minimize the risk of over-supplying stock. We work closely with several long-term manufacturing partners to ensure our swimsuits are produced in conditions that adhere to our standards. 

Recycling & Upcycling

In the event we do have extra fabric, we breathe new life into them. During production, scrap fabrics are used in our sampling process for new designs instead of wasting new bolts of fabric. Off-cuts are turned into cute pieces such as scrunchies and headbands, further reducing our fabric waste.

Planet Friendly Packaging

Since 2019, we’ve opted for 100% biodegradable and reusable packaging. We also offer our customers the option to use even less packaging with their orders. Aside from this, we are also offsetting carbon emissions in shipping by purchasing carbon credits. We are aiming to be a carbon-neutral company by 2022.

At Blackbough, our decisions are guided by our desire to provide our customers with high-quality pieces sustainably and ethically.

OUR ADVOCACIES

Here are some initiatives driven by our passionate team.
We look forward to doing more:

WOMEN’S MONTH x TAHANAN STA. LUISA

We’ve teamed up with Tahanan Sta. Luisa for a year-long partnership beginning March 2022. To kick things off, we donated $1 for every piece purchased from our Good Stuff collection last March 1-8. For the rest of the year, we are sending them bi-monthly care packages to assist with their daily operations. To address a spectrum of needs, these packages will contain food, vitamins, hygiene products, COVID-19 essentials, and even recreational materials like badminton equipment.

Tahanan Sta. Luisa is a crisis intervention center that houses and cares for over 600 street girls in Metro Manila, Philippines. Find out more about Tahanan Sta. Luisa here.

ABEL ILOCO x GOOD STUFF

We partnered with a local weaving group called Abel Iloco to create handwoven beachwear out of a Filipino traditional textile called inabel. This collaboration was born out of a desire to give our weavers a bigger audience to share their craft with. Because weaving is their main source of income, we made it a point to compensate them well above average, and adjusted our order quantities so as not to overwork or rush them.

Abel Iloco is a weaving community from a northern Philippine province called Ilocos Sur, who specialize in handweaving a textile called inabel. Read the full story here.

EARTH DAY X ZOOTED

We are celebrating Earth Day! For every swimsuit sold from our Zooted collection (from April 12 to 22), we are donating $5 to support the reforestation efforts of The Canopy Project. This donation will be used to plant trees around the globe to address environmental degradation.

The Canopy Project is a reforestation initiative by EARTHDAY.ORG. Learn more about the project here.

ABEL ILOCO x GOOD STUFF

We partnered with a local weaving group called Abel Iloco to create handwoven beachwear out of a Filipino traditional textile called inabel. This collaboration was born out of a desire to give our weavers a bigger audience to share their craft with. Because weaving is their main source of income, we made it a point to compensate them well above average, and adjusted our order quantities so as not to overwork or rush them.

Abel Iloco is a weaving community from a northern Philippine province called Ilocos Sur, who specialize in handweaving a textile called inabel. Read the full story here.