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As surfers, the ocean is our home.
And as we paddle through trash on a daily basis, the issue of ocean pollution is undeniable, I mean, it is literally in our faces. So as part of our mission to create ocean activewear that is strong, long-lasting, and worthy of the surf, we also constantly refine our product and business model to make sure that we are also worthy of our oceans.
Recycling fishing nets, creating surf bikinis.
While we can all switch our straws to stainless steel and give ourselves a pat on the back, single-use plastic straws account for only an estimated 0.3% of plastic waste found in the oceans. They are a tiny drop in the ocean-sized bucket.
The fishing industry is the biggest fish to tackle when it comes to changing the course of ocean pollution, (this is also why we donate 10% profits to fund sustainable fishing projects at the Coral Triangle Center).
When looking for a sustainable fabric for our new Eco Warrior collection, we were so inspired to discover the ECONYL® Regeneration System. They produce high quality performance fabrics using regenerated Nylon fibers taken from old fishing nets, discarded carpets, and other textile waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.
Here's how ECONYL® create their range of sustainable fabrics:
Shop the collection, be worthy of your surf.