Somewhere Sunny is an eco-friendly sun wear brand founded in Phoenix, Arizona.
After creating and selling an innovative sunglasses brand, we were able to understand how business decisions can make huge impacts on our environment, so when we started Somewhere Sunny, a primary goal was to reduce the overall environmental footprint by limiting fabric waste and using recycled and renewable materials and organic fabrics in each design.
Today, we have a full line of swimwear that, on average, is made of 90% recycled plastic water bottles. Each pair of swim shorts utilizes approximately 12 single-use, ocean-bound water bottles. The remaining material is made of sustainable bamboo-based or organic fabrics.
We track the material and supply chain sourcing to ensure the products are sustainable and ethically produced. Beyond the company's 'Planet over profits' mentality, we embody what sustainability stands for and are certified by the organization 1% for the Planet, representing a global network of businesses focused on environmental issues.
What Does Eco-Friendly Mean?
Our manufacturers must dispose of wastewater and hazardous substances safely and lawfully. In addition, every manufacturer must do everything within their power to reduce power use, hazardous chemicals, and wastewater.
Our goal is to use recycled or renewable fabrics whenever possible. All of our plastic polybags are recycled or biodegradable. We use only recycled materials in our shipping materials, and we do not use any plastic in our package filler.
We joined 1% for the Planet to certify responsible giving and hold ourselves accountable. Certification for 1% for the Planet is only given to companies that commit to donating 1% of their annual sales or salary to environmental causes. Learn more >
We offer a fair and ethical warranty process. The policy is clear and easy to follow. As part of that policy, we prefer to repair rather than replace products when acceptable to conserve resources and reduce manufacturing impact.
With sunshine in the forecast 90% of the time, Arizona is undoubtedly the best place to create a sun protection and swimwear brand. Home to more than 300 golf courses, over 100 resorts, and many mountains to hike, there is an unlimited supply of sun to test our products to the limits.