From waste to workout to water, introducing the YC swimsuit: a multi-purpose 70’s inspired swimsuit made of ECONYL, an innovative fabric using regenerated Nylon and
recycled fishing nets from the Healthy Seas Initiative.
The Creation Story
Co-Creator: Sheree Commerford
Skill: Professional sun lizard and water worshipper. Also a dedicated swimsuit enthusiast.
Ethos: Make life as simple and stylish as possible while actioning sustainable practices to the best of your ability.
The Idea: As a result of the Covid lockdown I started working out at home and then hitting the ocean for a swim. I wanted the transition from workout to water to be simple, fast and with no fuss so would either work out in my swim or swim in my workout wear. Neither option was ticking both boxes and I couldn’t find a sustainably made solution in the marketplace that had style AND function. The YC has all the elements I’ve been looking for in a swimsuit. Flattering, incredibly comfortable, a classic but unique design that is easy to wear, sustainably made, supportive, and suited to surfing, swimming, sunning, sweating, and sipping a cocktail.
If you owned only one swimsuit what would it look like? What would it be made from? Where could you wear it? What if you are curvy or straight up and down? What if you are short or tall? What if you have a big bust or no bust? This thought process collides with the style inspiration of Gwenyth’s Talented Mr Ripley and the 70’s icons of Capri to create a shape that is classically cool with the ability to perform with function. From the shape of the neckline to the inclusion of a center back seam, all the design nuances have been considered to flatter but perform. The YC has a boy leg, a mid-low back, and a square neckline.
Sheree’s style tip: Don’t be afraid to make the most of your YC. An excellent travel companion I have taken the YC on many different adventures and worn her diving, sailing, sunbaking, and out to dinner as a bodysuit. Pack light but pack right is the T-Shirt slogan I’m selling and the YC is the all-around essential swimsuit for any wardrobe, any body, and any season.
Sizing & Details
True to size the YC is based on standard Australian sizing. The fabric has a special three-dimensional texture similar to a very small waffle. It is thick, strong, and dynamic. The unique textures create intriguing light and shadow effects that help shape and flatter the body while being incredibly comfortable.
|BODY LENGTH (cm)
Fabric - 91% Recycled ECONYL® Nylon / 9% LYCRA®
Lining - 87% Recycled REPREVE® Polyester / 13% Elastane
Shipping & Returns
Shipping is available world-wide. Please add additional time for postage delays due to COVID restrictions.
• $15 standard shipping applied at checkout (2-6 business days)
• $20 express (2-4 business days)
• $40 international (6-20 business days)
All packaging materials are biodegradable, recyclable, and sustainably sourced. Find out more.
All CANVS deliveries are shipped via carbon-neutral carriers. Currently, we use Australia Post and Shippit. In addition, Canvs Bottega offset their business emissions with Carbon Click which you can learn more about in Ethical Scaffolding.
Swim will only be excepted for a return within 7 days of receiving, in original packaging and with the hygiene label in place.