At PALM we take a slower approach to fashion by using high-quality, sustainably sourced materials and producing no more than we need. All swim pieces are produced in-house in our Bali studio and are made singularly upon purchase. We adhere to the highest standards of quality and support ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices.
The nylon used in our swimsuits is regenerated from post-consumer waste and fishing nets. Our intent is for our swimsuits to be loved, lived in, built on and kept for many seasons. We aim to influence our customers to make more creative and considered choices in order to minimise energy usage and waste; and reduce our environmental impact by steering away from a throwaway culture of fast fashion.
THE VALUE OF DESIGN
We believe that ethical intentions and sustainable practices, alongside design, should underline a garment's value. We work to integrate core sustainable principles with high-quality materials without compromising on the look, quality and functionality of each piece.
At the drawing board, simplicity and understated elegance that captures a timeless appeal is central to our aesthetic. Our swimwear is designed to last beyond the season, moving away from the practice of fast-fashion that generates enormous waste with huge environmental implications. We aim to remove the stigma that clothing should only be worn once or twice. Our swimwear is designed to serve as key standout essentials that can be mixed-and-matched or built upon. We aim to inspire our customers to explore their own personal style through considered design in order to generate a more sustainable future.
Sustainability is at the core ethos of PALM; we aim to tread lightly on this earth, making limited production numbers on all our pieces in order to reduce our environmental impact.
This has prompted the introduction of our 'made-to-order' model; our pieces are now available to be made especially for you by our own in-house team. We aim to minimise waste and leftover stock by making no more than we need. With our own in-house team, we can make your order within days.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:
Step 1: Your order is processed and scheduled for production.
Step 2: Your sustainable fabric and materials are checked and then cut to your style and size.
Step 3: Your cut fabric is then allocated to one of our talented machine technicians for sewing.
Step 4: All the final finishes touches such as hardware and labels are added to your sewn swim.
Step 5: Your swim proceeds to the last quality check.
Step 6: Your finished swim pieces are packaged and wrapped, ready to dispatch from our Bali Studio.
Step 7: You will then be notified with a shipping confirmation. All orders are shipped with DHL Express. Please note there may be shipping delays due to COVID-19 globally.
This process normally takes up to 5 working days since orders confirmation, however please allow up to 3 weeks during busier periods. They will be sent out sooner if possible. Once your order has been dispatched we will send you a notification email. To learn more about our 'Made-to-order' process and meet our wonderful makers, please view the link here.
MATERIALS & INNOVATION
At PALM we take a slower approach to fashion by using high-quality, sustainably sourced materials and producing no more than we need. We aim to provide considered swimwear to the conscious customer and understand that creating each piece requires the Earth's resources and energy. Our intention is to reduce our environmental impact where possible without compromising on comfort and value.
Our core fabric is made from ECONYL® nylon fibres that have been regenerated from fishing nets and other post-consumer waste including plastic water bottles and thrown-out carpets. An initiative that recovers abandoned nets left on coral reefs and ocean floors to create new materials for repurposing and rejuvenating underwater ecosystems. It works like this: the post-consumer materials like plastic water bottles are collected, sorted, cleaned and shredded into small pieces. The small pieces are then melted into a liquid that is turned into strands of polyester or nylon, which is then woven into fabrics. It all sounds like a lot of work, but you will be pleased to know that it takes less energy to make recycled fibres than it does to make virgin fibres. Recycled fibres has a 75% lower carbon footprint than virgin materials and uses up to 90% less water.
Never compromising on quality, our materials have double the lifespan of normal swim fabric and added protection from harmful UV rays, rough surfaces and chlorine chemicals that ensure to last beyond a season. Our aim to use 100% recyclable materials as new and exciting innovations advance.
At PALM we wish for your swimwear to be loved and lived in for years to come. All of our pieces are handmade especially for you with a high attention to quality and detail. However in the event that there is a fault or natural wear and tear to your garment, we will happily repair your item, ensuring for many more wears to come.
We offer repairs to the following:
- Wear and tear repairs
- Clasp/clip repair
- Boning or underwire clipping
If you require your item to be repaired, or have a question in regards to the state of your garment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at PALM the design and production of our garments is of the utmost importance. We work daily and directly with our skilled team of artisans working in-house from our studio space in Bali, Indonesia. Our collections are all produced here, where we proudly adhere to fair living wages, realistic deadlines and sustainable manufacturing practices. We take alot of pride in the relationships we have developed with our makers over the last few years. Meet our talented team...coming soon.
OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
95% of our materials in our swimwear are supplied from Italy. The lesser 5% are carefully sourced from suppliers in China and Indonesia.
We are currently in the process of teaming up with an amazing environmental initiative to donate a percentage from each sale.
Stay tuned as we continuously working towards more efficient and sustainable models.