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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives Leads the Way: Turning Waste into Fashion with Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags Made from Upcycled Umbrella Fabric

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi takes a bold step towards sustainability by transforming damaged umbrella fabric into fashionable shopping bags, marking a significant stride in environmental stewardship. Since launching this pioneering initiative in September 2023, the resort has repurposed fabric from 35 umbrellas, yielding 97 stylish beach bags. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these bags serve as tangible symbols of the resort’s commitment to eco-conscious practices.

Each bag tells a story of innovative sustainability, showcasing Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s dedication to minimizing its environmental impact while upholding luxury standards. By repurposing materials, the resort not only reduces waste but also fosters a deeper connection between sustainability and opulence.

These meticulously crafted beach bags, distributed among new team members, epitomize Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s holistic approach to sustainability. They embody the resort’s ethos of integrating eco-friendly initiatives into every facet of its operations, reflecting a shared sense of responsibility and care for the environment.

Haanif Abdullah, Training, Health & Safety Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “We are thrilled to integrate sustainability into our daily practices and extend our commitment to environmental responsibility. The upcycled beach bags not only showcase our dedication to minimizing waste but also reflect our belief in the importance of small yet impactful initiatives in creating a positive change in our community.”

Sun Siyam Resorts is dedicated to operating sustainably and responsibly in the Maldives and Sri Lanka while offering authentic guest experiences. The group-wide Sun Siyam Cares program prioritizes sustainability through initiatives such as reducing energy and water use, managing waste to reduce plastic use, supporting community development, and investing in renewable energy. It also focuses on conservation efforts and work to preserve local heritage and cultural practices. By following these sustainability practices, the resorts aim to minimize the environmental impact, carbon footprint and contribute to the socio-economic well-being of the communities in which they operate.

For more information about Sun Siyam Cares and its sustainability initiatives, please visit the website at

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