Final year student, Rebecca Malkin (BA Business & Enterprise Management) first had the idea for her sustainable swimwear business when she was only 15 years old. It was not until working with the Enterprise team however, that she was finally able to undertake the necessary research and then to progress the development of her business venture “I really felt that there were no UK made sustainable swimwear brands and I wanted to resolve this”.
Inshore Designs produces a range of luxury sustainable swimwear made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon. The nylon is made from recycled plastics and fishing nets that have been discarded in the ocean. Rebecca works closely with suppliers to ensure every aspect of the design and production process is carried out sustainably and to the highest standard.
It is important to Rebecca that her business is used as a platform to inform and raise awareness on climate change and to encourage her clients to live more sustainable lives.
Inshore Designs currently sells online in the UK but Rebecca hopes to expand her business internationally, and develop both the design and size range of her collection. She also has plans to branch out into online marketplaces.
Rebecca has further plans to introduce a return policy which will encourage customers to return their old used bikinis and benefit from a 10% reduction off their next purchase.