When it comes to kids swimwear brands, not all have The Right Stuff to keep up with Aussie kids Hangin’ Tough in the Summertime.
(Ok, we’ll stop with the New Kids on the Block references now and focus on the New Kids Swimwear Brand on the Block, as promised.)
How often have you picked up a pair of kids swimmers by a mass-produced kids swimwear brand at the start of the Summer season, only to have the pretty patterns fade as fast as December’s temperatures rise, elastic start to sag before Santa’s even on his way and material thin out to threadbare by the New Year?
We’ve all been there. It’s frustrating. Not to mention expensive in terms of wasted time, money, energy, and material. We get it. As parents ourselves, this is exactly what led us to develop the new eco-friendly Australian kids’ swimwear brand, Bon+Co.
What’s so great about the Bon+Co kids swimwear brand?
Our Aussie kids swimwear brand offers more than just coverage & sun protection.
Bon+Co swimwear offers a range of ethically made swimwear for kids and tweens that is functional, practical, affordable, ethical, and good looking.
Designed by a team of Brisbane Mums and Dads, the new Bon+Co collection is unlike any other kids swimwear brand. Carefully curated with Aussie kids in mind (but also available for global shipping), the 2020 Collection features fresh summer prints, a great fit, high-performance sun-safe fabrics, and sustainable design.
Behind the Bon+Co Brand
It’s all in our name.
‘Bon’ is the French word for ‘good’. At Bon+Co, we’re all about celebrating goodness and positivity. Our mission is to create a sense of joy and optimism through creativity, colour, and original design. We want our kids to feel good in their own skin – as well as in our fabulous swimwear – and to allow them to simply be kids, having the very best of fun, under the Summer sun.
‘Co’ refers to our tribe, our community, our sense of belonging. It is part of our brand promise to provide support for one another, to look out for each other, and to encourage Aussie kids to surround themselves with people who will lift them up.
Extra feel-good factors
Aside from ensuring outstanding quality, service and value-for-money, we’ve also worked hard to ensure that the Bon+Co kids swimwear brand has some extra feel-good factors sewn into the seams.
As an Australian family and an Australian brand, we’re committed to doing better for Aussie kids through our commitment to positive action in promoting mental health and environmental awareness.
This is why we donate $1 from every Bon+Co sale to Headspace, helping to make a difference to young Australian lives.
It’s also why our swimwear is crafted using fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, rather than traditional newly manufactured plastic-derived materials.
What is your kid’s swimwear made from?
A lot of kids swimwear brands still use LYCRA, nylon, spandex, and polyester as their go-to materials.
We understand why. These materials are perfectly suited to swimwear production because they wick moisture, are stretchy but retain their shape, offer some UV protection, are easy to colour and are cheap to mass-produce.
The problem is that these materials are terrible for the environment. They’re all derived from plastic. A whopping 65 million tons of these plastic-based materials are estimated to be generated for the clothing, swim & leisurewear industry.
Every. Single. Year.
We know that plastic is not biodegradable, so it never decomposes.
We know that it sits in landfills and in our oceans forever.
We know that 8 billion tons of plastic already exist on our planet.
We know about the environmental problems it has already created.
We know that the last thing the world needs is MORE plastic.
And we believe that when you know better, you should do better.
So, we did.
We spent many months searching for a solution that our kid’s swimwear brand could stand behind proudly. We knew that we needed to find a fabric that didn’t contribute to a known environmental issue, without compromising on quality. We needed a high-performance fabric that could meet the demands of a typical Aussie Summer. It needed to offer UPF50+ sun protection, be resistant to chlorine, anti-pilling, and feel amazing to wear. Too easy!
Where possible Bon+Co swimwear is made using fabric constructed out of recycled plastic bottles – REPREVE fabric. This way, our swimwear retains all the benefits of traditional plastic-based material, but instead of manufacturing more plastic to create pieces for the Bon+Co kids swimwear brand, we’re using recycled plastics. A Bon+Co bikini represents approximately 8 recycled plastic bottles. We think this kind of plastic, already in our world, is put to way better use protecting little bodies from the sun on our beaches, than floating about in our oceans or piling up in landfill. Win-win.
Have I seen that design somewhere else?
No. You definitely have not.
All the fun, fresh designs that feature on Bon+Co swimwear are unique. They are proudly hand-painted in striking watercolours by our in-house designers and are exclusive to Bon+Co.
We’re the kids swimwear brand that will literally help your kids stand out from the crowd on the beach this Summer.
Put fun first this Summer!
Goodness knows, 2020 could use a happy ending.
This Summer, choose the kids swimwear brand that helps you and your kids feel good – inside and out.
Skip the worry over whether your kid’s swimwear will last the season.
Skip the guilt about how terrible traditional swimwear, produced from virgin plastics, is for our environment.
Skip the confusion of your kid getting lost in a crowd of same-same Disney princess and Marvel superhero swimmers.
Focus on feeling good! Have fun with your kids in the sun. Make those memories. And do it in style.
Feel extra good, knowing that you’ve chosen to support an Australian-owned, small family business and a quality product that has been sustainably designed and manufactured.