Our swimwear is made using recycled fabrics from ECONYL yarns or American REPREVE. Also, all inks used in our swimsuits are eco-ink.
ECONYL, created by Italian firm Aquafil, uses synthetic waste such as industrial plastic, waste fabric, and fishing nets from oceans, then recycles and regenerates them into a new nylon yarn that is exactly the same quality as virgin nylon. ECONYL is a way to recycle and replace virgin nylon in our everyday products and clothes. Traditional production methods for nylon are not eco-friendly; they require huge amounts of water and produce a hefty amount of nitrous oxide, which is 10 times more potent than carbon dioxide. What’s more, nylon is not biodegradable, and it is estimated that up to 40% of man-made plastic waste in the oceans is nylon.
REPREVE is the world’s number one brand of recycled performance fiber. Their high-quality fibers are made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and pre-consumer waste. They are also certified and traceable. Compared to virgin fiber, REPREVE helps offset the use of petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy in the process.
A portion of each purchase from our brand will be donated to Healthy Seas and New Standard Institute. It is important for us to tackle sustainability by taking part in ocean clean ups, but also by supporting those who are trying to introduce legislation that will create change.