We are not a Cartel in the original sense of the word. Our goal is not to increase collective profits by price fixing, but instead to profit collectively by responsible and sustainable production and consumption.
Copenhagen Cartel has been created from a concern and consideration for the future and a wish to contribute and challenge the status quo – creating a better tomorrow, but for the aspiration of a better tomorrow, action is needed.
We are a new type of cartel and we want to change the traditional way of sourcing and producing swimwear to help save the ocean and create awareness about the ocean plastic crisis.
Planet before Profit.
Thank you for joining the fight against plastic.
Our Oceans are in more trouble than ever before. Over 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been made since its mass production began in the 1950s. Only 9% of this plastic has been recycled, the other 91% sits in landfill, floats in our oceans or has been burned.
An estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year.
That is equivalent to about 160.000 Blue Whales!
A big contributor to the ocean plastic crisis is the so-called Ghost nets. Ghost nets aren’t supernatural, but they are legitimately scary. A ghost net is a fishing net that’s been lost or abandoned in the ocean. Any net or line left in the ocean can pose a threat to marine life.
Just because a net is no longer used by fishermen doesn’t mean it stops working.
At Copenhagen Cartel we want to provide you with a better choice, by providing you with a range of high quality, long lasting products that tell the powerful story of the journey from waste to wear, closing the loop and turning a problem into a solution.
We believe that the fashion industry needs to change by producing better options that last longer and are environment-friendly. One of the best ways to take care of the resources of our planet is to use our products and materials again and again.
That is why all our swimwear is made of recycled ocean-plastic, mainly the dangerous Ghost-nets, helping to reduce the amount of global ocean-plastic to save its inhabitants and the people depending on it, and feeding it back into production cycles to create beautiful swimwear to be worn over and over again.
Copenhagen Cartel is a sustainable and ethically conscious swimwear brand that combines timeless Scandinavian design with the sexy bohemian vibes of Bali.
Believing, that being responsible and sustainable doesn’t mean forgoing style, we set out to create swimwear that combines figure-flattering fashion and sustainable innovation.
But it´s not just swimwear. The seams lie flat against the skin. The quality is meticulous. The fit is hip-slimming, curve-hugging, bust-boosting, figure-flattering perfection. It is a cheeky celebration of your body, but the beauty of the perfect bikini doesn’t just come from its looks, it also comes from within. We want to beautify the beaches in more than one way, so we are doing our part to lighten our environmental footprint – one bikini at a time.
We hope to provide you with a beautiful product while using sustainable business practices and without causing any harm or adding to the waste.
After living on the beautiful island of Bali, surrounded by beautiful ocean and pristine marine life, Kat experienced the true impact of ocean pollution and the consequences it had on our planet.
Before leaving Bali she promised herself that she couldn’t just leave and unsee the growing plastic problem – she knew she needed to contribute somehow. The Idea for Copenhagen Cartel was born.
After coming home to Copenhagen she met up with her best friend Brody, a creative soul with a unique sense of aesthetics. The journey for Copenhagen Cartel began.