Founded in 2021 by 27 year old, Livasey Ward, Riciclare By Livasey provides sustainability in every aspect from fabrics to production to packaging. Currently each piece is designed and sewn by Livasey herself with the environment in mind.
Each piece is constructed with care using fabric made from regenerated plastic waste pulled from our oceans.
Founder Livasey Ward
Riciclare ( /ritʃi'klare/ ) By Livasey is a lifestyle swimwear company that is committed to creating unique and sustainable swimwear for the every day active beach goer. The company was founded in 2021 by Livasey Ward on the premises of sustainability and the use of sustainable fabrics to create swimwear that not only looks good but feels good as well. Riciclare itself simply means “to recycle” in Italian.
Livasey graduated in 2017 from the University of Delaware with a degree in Apparel Design and moved to Charleston shortly after. Over the next few years she bounced around from job to job in search of finding a career she was passionate in. She knew she wanted to design and create clothing and in her spare time she would sew shirts, dresses, and kinis for her and her 3 year old daughter. With her degree, sustainability had always been a key component in her life and her combined love for the ocean and its inhabitants as well as a passion for fashion, she sought out to create a swimwear line that repurposes plastic waste (such as water bottles or fishing nets) found in the ocean and regenerates it into a new nylon fabric (Carvico Vita/ECONYL®) that is durable as well as soft and flexible. Thus, Riciclare By Livasey was created. Livasey sews all the swimwear herself and each piece is specifically made for each customer who places an order.
Carvico Vita/ECONYL® is ultra chlorine and oil resistant, has excellent shape retention, and UV protection properties. On top of that, the fabric is soft and shapes to the body well making it the perfect regenerated fabric for swimwear.