Our little water babies have become so water confident lately and just love to swim - whether that's in the paddling pool, swimming pool or even the sea! Marks and Spencerkindly sent us some items from their fantastic sustainable children's summer swimwear collection and the girls have been thoroughly enjoying putting them to the test. We opted for a UK Staycation in the Newforest this year and Phoebe and Lottie wore theirs for a morning dip in the the English Channel!
There are lots of different styles available from swimsuits to bikini's, but our favourites have to be the rash vests which come in several designs for boys and girls and offer great protection from the sun. As well as providing coverage the fabric offers Sun Smart UPF 50+ which is endorsed by the British Skin Foundation.
The Sustainable swimwear collection is partially made from recycled plastic bottles which is a huge plus for us as a family who are doing our best to recycle whatever we can and reduce our single use plastic waste. The Lycra Xtra LifeTM fabric feels like any other swimsuit and is soft and comfortable to wear, as well as being chlorine resistant. After lots of wear and being put though their paces by the girls they haven't bobbled or faded at all and have maintained their integrity in the washing machine and even an accidental tumble dry or two.
As well as the Coral Print Rash Vests, we have the Coral Print swimsuits too that have all the same features, in the same super cute print with adorable ruffle detail. Ellie has been feeling very grown up in the Ombre Ocean Vibes swimsuit and Flamingo Bikini set and the the girls have loved wearing these to their swimming lessons and the pool. I've said it many times before, but I'll say it again - M&S clothing is such good quality that I'm able to hand it down the girls and then even pass it on to friends which when thinking about sustainability is really important. The children really like the designs too which with three little ladies who already have quite a view on what they want to wear is brilliant too. You can take a look at the whole range on the Marks and Spencer website.
*This is a collaborative post.
We were kindly gifted some items from the M&S sustainable children's swimwear collection.