We’re on a mission to ensure our swimwear helps protect the planet – this is how
We’re always working hard to make our collections more sustainable – and in the space of just 18 months we will have increased the number of garments made with sustainably-sourced materials from 2% to 60%.
Our new activewear collection, for example, is a case in point. It’s now made from a sustainable techno-fabric from Carvico called Vita that’s a unique mix of muscular compression and comfort – versatile, hyper-resistant, thin, stretchy, soft and breathable. In other words, perfect for performance wear.
But better still, along with our swimwear collection, it uses an ECONYL® regenerated nylon that’s made entirely out of waste rescued from landfills and ocean beds around the world, such as discarded fishing nets from aquaculture, fabric scraps, old carpet and industrial plastic.
Reducing this waste is key if we want to protect our planet. In fact, research has found that marine plastic pollution alone impacts at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species and 43% of all marine mammal species. Many of these will die as a result, disrupting natural food chains and harming marine biodiversity.
As well as protecting our wildlife, this regenerated nylon can help in the fight against climate change, too. For every 10,000 tonnes of ECONYL® raw material created, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved, and 65,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions are avoided. In fact, using ECONYL® fibre significantly reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90%.
And it doesn’t end there. ECONYL® fibre can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again, so it can be reinvented into another gorgeous swimsuit, perhaps, or pair of performance leggings. A great example of circular fashion in action.