Aurai Swimwear's SS18/19 collection featured on the runway which also introduced Amni Soul Eco®, an eco-fabric made from a polyamide with an improved formulation that accelerates biodegradation in the anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment, common in most landfills.
"Traditionally, a polyamide fibre takes decades to disintegrate. In tests, the yarn biodegraded by 50 per cent in just over one year, and we estimate that after 28 months, Amni Soul Eco® will biodegrade 100 per cent. As the clothes break down quicker, the impact on landfills is reduced," says Natalia Bertolo, Aurai's designer.
Bertolo has also collaborated with breast cancer survivor Karin Horen on a “One of Us” collaboration to create mastectomy-friendly swimwear. Most Aurai SS18/19 pieces will be mastectomy-friendly and part of the profits from some of the styles will be donated to Paddle for Hope, Horen’s charity which raises funds for cancer rehabilitation.