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Our Approach

peony is an independent, family-run business, and like you, we care deeply for our environment and community. We believe in conscious creation and strive to deliver collections that pioneer sustainability. Inch by inch and seam by seam, we are pushing the boundaries of what is possible to bring you thoughtful pieces to treasure for summers to come.

As we progress down this path to sustainability, we realise there is always more to learn, new ways to adapt and endless possibilities to evolve. We see our journey toward sustainability as an open and honest conversation with our suppliers, retailers, and most importantly, you.

Join us on our journey and read about our current processes below.

Our Processes


Every single peony swimwear fabric is made from recycled content. This includes our printed fabrics, our custom textures and even our inner linings. This is the peony standard.

For our printed fabrics, we use fabric made from ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon made from abandoned fishing nets and nylon waste from landfills and oceans around the world.

For our custom textured fabrics, we develop these in-house using GSR certified recycled fibre, such as Repreve®. These fabrics are unique and exclusive to peony. 

Lining makes up 50% of swimwear fabric consumption and is often overlooked. Our linings are made from recycled content because our commitment to sustainability runs through every layer of our ethos as well as our swimwear.

Nylon waste rescue

Nylon waste such as plastic bottles, fishing nets and carpets are collected through various initiatives worldwide.

Nylon waste is recycled

The recovered nylon waste is regenerated through depolymerisation that returns it to its virgin form.

Regenerated nylon yarn

The regenerated Nylon is then transformed into textile yarn and woven or knitted into high quality fabric.


The end result is premium quality swimwear materials that are beautiful and good for your soul.

Ready to Wear

For ready to wear, our focus is on natural fibres, such as Organic Cotton, Hemp and Linen, as well as innovative sustainable fabrics such as ECOVERO™, which is derived from sustainably sourced wood pulp and certified by EU Ecolabel for environmental excellence.

Every fabric is carefully selected for its reduced environmental impact and uncompromising luxury.

As is the case with our swimwear, we are pushing the boundaries of what is possible to create custom fabrics that pioneer sustainability and are exclusive to peony. This season we are excited to debut our custom cotton waffle fabric, made from a unique blend of Organic Cotton and ECOVERO™. This light and airy fabric features in our collection in Garden Party, Wildflower, Macaroon and Mandarin.


We work to minimise the negative impacts associated with manufacturing and to ensure that all people involved are treated fairly and respectfully along the way.

Our swimwear and resortwear suppliers are certified SA8000 approved. SA8000 is the leading social certification standard for factories and organisations across the globe. This certification ensures ethical and fair compliance regarding child labour, forced or compulsory labour, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, remuneration and management systems.


Considering the outside as much as the inside. We use compostable and biodegradable packaging throughout our supply chain.

Our bags are made using plant-based materials like cornstarch and wheat, replacing synthetic materials like petroleum. These bags break down easily and can be placed in your compost bin.

Unlike regular plastic bags, which can take up to 1000 years to break down, our biodegradable and compostable bags will break down in 3-6 months and help to reduce our environmental impact.

The Impact

Cleaning oceans

We believe that every choice we make has an impact, and every impact, big or small, creates ripples.

When you choose peony swimwear styles made from recycled nylon “waste”, rather than swimwear made from new nylon, you are helping to clean oceans, clear landfills and re-use nylon waste. Your choice results in reduced carbon emissions and greatly saves the earth’s precious resources.

Did you know that our use of ECONYL® reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared to material made from non-renewable petroleum oil? The impact is significant and we are proud to be a part of it, with thanks to you. 

As for our custom textured fabrics, we are working hard to quantify the impact of these and look forward to sharing our learnings with you in coming seasons.

Love your peony

Soon peony will launch a program to begin closing the loop on our production processes. Recycling is an effective to reduce our environmental impact, and we want to make it easier for you. More information on this initiative will be released in the coming months. *Delays in progress caused by Covid-19, we appreciate your support and please stay tuned.

Our Team

peony is an independent, family owned-and-run business. We spend much of our free time outdoors, enjoying our pristine Australian beaches. The continued health of our natural environment and community means the world to us. Within #peonyhouse we do what we can to lessen our impact. Our team shares their favourite tips to walk a little lighter:
Becky: Coffee is a big part of our morning ritual at peony House. As a small token of our commitment, we gift each staff member a Keep Cup to reduce their use of take away cups. 
Nick: We look at all facets of our business to minimise our impact. We run our devices, i.e our air conditioner, on a timer to minimise our power consumption. 
Alex: We’ve made changes in peony House so everything can be recycled. Excess packaging from our suppliers, retailers and even returns from customers are all sorted and recycled. 
Sophie: We sample as much as we can in-house using left over fabrics from previous collections. By sampling in-house, we minimise fabric consumption and our carbon footprint.
Hannah: We’re constantly talking with our suppliers about their processes and ways in which we can improve and become more efficient and sustainable. Having an open dialogue with our suppliers has enabled us develop our own sustainable fabrications - a big feat for our little team.

The Future

It is our goal to be completely sustainably produced and carbon neutral by 2022. We can’t achieve these goals without your support and feedback. Please feel free to tell us what you love and where you think we could be improving. *Delays in progress caused by Covid-19, we appreciate your support and please stay tuned.

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Peony 6 8 10 12 14
Bust 76 - 81cm 81 - 86cm 86 - 91cm 91 - 96cm 96 - 101cm
Waist 58 - 63cm 63 - 68cm 68 - 73cm 73 - 78cm 78 - 83cm
Hips (Lower) 84 - 89cm 89 - 94cm 94 - 99cm 99 - 104cm 104 - 109cm
Peony 6 8 10 12 14
Bust 29.5 - 32″ 32 - 34″ 34 - 35.5″ 35.5 - 37.5″ 38 - 40″
Waist 23 - 25″ 25 - 26.5″ 26.5 - 28.5″ 28.5 - 30.5″ 30.5 - 32.5″
Hips (Lower) 33 - 35″ 35 - 37″ 37 - 39″ 39 - 41″ 41 - 43″

How to measure

Bust Circumference

Thread tape measure under your arms, around your back and across the fullest part of your bust. Once you have the tape measure lined up, relax your arms at either side

Waist Circumference

Your natural waistline is the narrowest part of your waist, above your belly button and below your rib cage. Run the tape measure around your waist (like a belt), keeping it straight.

Lower Hip

Stand on a level surface with your feet together. Measure the fullest part of your bottom and upper thighs, not around your hip bones. Ensure the tape is straight around your body.

Helpful Tips

If you don't have a measuring tape, you can use a piece of string and then measure the string length with a ruler. Tape should be horizontal all around, and fit close to the body. These are tips to measure your body, not the garment.