The textile industry is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases. Since the beginnings of Drôles de Marmots, it has been obvious to produce in a more responsible way, by creating swimwear that protects from the sun while limiting the impact of their manufacture on the environment. To do this, we relied on quality materials, local production, committed partners and recycled fabrics.
“As parents, we want the best for our children. Rethinking the way we consume is a commitment to their future.”
Have you ever looked at the composition of the sun cream you apply to your kids on sunny days?
Endocrine disruptors, allergenic substances, a large number of sun creams are harmful to the health of users and the environment.
Every year, thousands of tons of active chemical ingredients from sunscreens are dumped into the oceans and damage coral reefs.
To preserve the environment and the sun's capital of our kids, our fabrics are certified UPF 50 + which is the maximum UV protection.
“No more worries! With our swimming costumes, your kids will be able to have fun in complete peace of mind! For optimal protection, we advise you to choose a sun cream with a healthy composition for your child and for the environment.
Why create new resources when you can use existing ones?
We chose fabrics made with ECONYL® yarn, a 100% nylon yarn regenerated from waste materials like fishing nets.
Instead of being thrown away in landfills, they are recovered and transformed into quality clothing.
All products are designed in France with French partners. The brand's headquarters are based in Thonon-les-Bains in Haute-Savoie.
The production workshop, the printer and the fabric manufacturer are located in the north of Italy, less than 400 km from the headquarters. By favouring the geographical proximity of our partners, we limit our impact on the ecological footprint.
Our fabric manufacturer implements innovative environmental policies to contribute to the circular economy model. It produces sustainably by limiting resource consumption and waste generation. It produces quality fabrics made from recycled fibres.
The fabrics are certified by, among others, OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, which certifies that they do not contain any type of harmful substance, and Global Recycled Standard, which guarantees recycled textiles with respect to environmental and social criteria.
In its production, our fabric manufacturer uses energy exclusively from renewable sources and works to limit water and air pollution and waste.