About Our Swimwear
Our luxurious swimwear is made of Econyl, which is a regenerated Italian nylon made entirely from post-consumer waste, including ghost fishing nets removed from our oceans. Every piece of swimwear is made by hand in Cape Town at an ethical factory that also does its part for the environment and the community; from catching their rainwater to participating in outreach programs. We work closely with our factory to make designs and garments with the highest attention to detail.
Every style in our collection is designed with surfing in mind. Double-lined for compression and comfort, the swimwear is made to last and cover in and out of the water. These are packaged in reusable bags, also produced locally.
For any and all issues with swimwear, please get in touch. We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our swim pieces in South Africa, encouraging the use of our free repairs.
As a brand, we have chosen to use sustainable materials that have incredible technical qualities and function, and are continuously working to achieve more as technology improves. We believe in timeless goods that can be repaired and reused for long periods of time, versus buying quick because it’s fashionable. We also believe in educating our customers to make better choices and to take responsibility for the goods the buy because the better you look after something the longer it will last. It isn’t just about being sustainable, it is also about being mindful and responsible by extending the life of your garment.
As surfers, we feel we should always make choices that are friendly towards the environment and sustainable. When it came to choosing fabrics for our swimwear, we knew immediately that there was only one textile yarn we would’ve been happy to make our products from.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made from waste such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture, and fabric scraps from mills and carpets destined for landfill. It is infinitely recyclable.
Once all products containing ECONYL® are no longer useful to customers, they can go back into step one of the Regeneration System.
The yarn produced is exactly the same as virgin nylon and it can be recycled, recreated and remoulded infinitely.
The ECONYL® process:
Part 1. RESCUE
The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste from oceans and landfills all over the world. The waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.
Part 2. REGENERATE
Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.
Part 3. REMAKE
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into Nylon 6 yarn as either textile yarn for the fashion industry or carpet yarn for the interiors industry.
Part 4. REIMAGINE
Fashion brands and carpet producers use ECONYL® regenerated nylon to create brand new products. The nylon produced has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality.
For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved and 57,100 tonnes of CO2 eq. emissions are avoided.
As well as being a solution on waste, ECONYL® regenerated nylon is also better when it comes to climate change. It reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared with the material from oil.
Products made from ECONYL® yarn are the obvious choice for anyone who wants to actively respects the environment and who believes that fashion and sustainability can coexist.