OUR MATERIALS

Swimwear

Our luxurious swimwear is made from 100% recycled materials such as abandoned fishing nets and other post-consumer products, using ECONYL® Nylon LYCRA®. A material that participates in the "Healthy Seas Initiative 'A Journey from Waste to Wear'". Thousands of fishing nets are discarded in the ocean every year, killing our beautiful marine life. Using a material that regenerates nets into premium Nylon is one way we can reduce waste in the world, and give these discarded nets a new life. 

We also searched high & low for the most eco-conscious swimwear hygienic liners, which are all compostable- so we ask you to please dispose responsibly. 


We are proud to say that all our swimwear is ethically made in New Zealand.

Wetsuits

Our wetsuits are exclusively made from premium limestone-based neoprene. Old-fashioned wetsuits are petroleum based with a different cell structure. A petroleum based wetsuit has a cell penetration of 60-70%, they soak up water like a sponge, they get heavy, let the cold water get to you, and are an absolute pain to get on with their limited stretch. 

 

Meanwhile limestone based wetsuits have got your back! All because they are 94% water impermeable. This distinctive cell structure of a limestone suit makes them warmer, lighter; absorbing little water,  more durable, and stretchier. Once you try on a limestone wetsuit, there is no going back!

 

While we use limestone based neoprene, as this is one of the best eco-friendly neoprene options of the 21st century that doesn’t compromise functionality of a wetsuit, but enhances it. As textile innovation continues we are excited to see even better sustainable neoprene in the future. But for now, we take the best option available to us.


Our overseas wetsuit manufacturers are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified organisations. This standard is an ethical social compliance certification that ensures production facilities operate in a safe and socially responsible manner, while making a conscious effort to minimise environmental impact.  Each WRAP certified factory has undertaken thorough inspection by a WRAP auditor, and unannounced follow up inspections to ensure compliance is being upheld at all time.