where do you manufacture?
We work directly with women-run and owned manufacturers based in
Asia. Why not the USA? We have worked with manufacturers in 7
different countries including the United States. What we have
found is that manufacturing at home is less sustainable. Raw
materials are still processed in Asia and factories in the US
are not equipped with machines for activewear and swim. Since
our sustainable fabrics are made in Asia, it’s currently more
sustainable to manufacture our products near where the fabrics
are being made rather than mail all materials back and forth. We
implement a strict policy for ethical and fair labor. Our
factory is SA8000 certified.
how are fabrics made?
The yarn is made from raw PET chips made during the purification
process. Our knitting process is unique and does not compromise
on anything. The process is time consuming and each machine can
only produce about 100 set worthy fabrics within a 24 hour
period. Aka slow fashion.
how does recycled elastic become a high-quality breathable
The majority of activewear and swimwear products purchased
online are already created with plastic. Thanks to the ease of
plastic recycling, we have chosen fabrics that can be made from
waste found in the ocean like fishnet and plastic bottles. That
is why our goal is to popularize sustainable fabrics and their
use, starting with all of our products, which help eliminate
waste in our oceans.
what’s a SA8000 certification?
SA 8000 is an international certification standard that
encourages organizations to develop, maintain and apply socially
acceptable practices in the workplace. Partnering with SGS to
achieve SA 8000 certification leads to better performing
processes, increasing skilful talent, consistent and compliant
supply chains and more sustainable customer relationships,
delivering economic vitality to both partners.
As well as being made from recycled fabric our suits are ultra
chlorine resistant, resistant to sun cream, offer factor 50 UV
protection, are soft and have 4 way stretch.