LIVELY Launched Its First Sustainable Swimwear Line
Andrew Parker - May 27, 2020

Caged Bird

By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.

As we all know, finding a good swimsuit is a challenge. Just like jeans or a bra, it takes time to find a style that’s flattering and comfortable. And for those who are in the sustainability market, it can be even that more difficult. LIVELY, a community-driven lingerie and activewear brand designed by women for women, launched a new line of swimwear that might just be exactly what you’re looking for. The suits are size-inclusive, affordable (each one costs $45) and, for the first time, sustainable! All five styles feature a new outer fabric layer made from recycled plastic. Yes! 

 

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“We take our cues from our network of 110K+ ambassadors nationwide to produce collections that reflect the needs and wants of real women,” says the brand’s founder and CEO Michelle Cordeiro Grant. “We heard that they wanted to be more eco-friendly in their daily lives, so we created a collection that reflected both the styles they appreciated and the materials they wanted to see in their own wardrobes.” Obviously, this summer is going to be different than others. Most public spaces including the beach and pools will stay closed in some states. “This collection celebrates warmer weather and eco-conscious living while empowering LIVELY customers to enjoy those things however they can: Whether they’re able to make it to a beach, pool, or just an extra sunny spot in their home,” Grant says. Regardless, you’re going to want to get your hands on these stylish and sustainable suits even if its just sitting inside and pretending you’re at the beach!