BATOKO is an independent and sustainable swimwear brand based in the British Isles. We create high quality swimsuits that are not only flattering and fun to wear, but are helping change the world for the better.
Our Seaside Story
Living by the sea, plastic pollution is something we witness everyday on our local beaches. Plastic bottles, bags, cups, straws, food wrappers, balloons, containers, toys, polystyrene, fishnets, ropes, textiles and microplastics. You can bet that every item of plastic you can think of is in the sea and with each tide comes a stark reminder of an issue that is otherwise out of sight, out of mind.
300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year. It's estimated that only 10% of this is recycled, with an astonishing 8 million tons of disposed plastic waste entering our oceans annually. Rather than degrading, plastic breaks up into smaller toxic pieces which then enter the food chain and effect our entire eco-system.
We're part of a positive process that is attempting to clean up the world's oceans and help reduce the negative impact of plastic on the environment by recycling post-consumer and industrial plastic waste into fun, high quality swimwear. All sourced and made ethically in factories that care about the environment and their workers.
As a member of the Marine Conservation Society, we aim to raise awareness of the impact that disposable plastic is having on our planet and to be a voice for the millions of sea birds and marine animals that are killed every year as a direct cause of plastic.