We make our swimsuit and sleeves & panels for our other costumes out of ECONYL® fabric.

ECONYL® yarn, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post industrial waste such as the disguarded fishing nets retrieved from our oceans.

Nylon waste, otherwise polluting the Earth, is transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon. It’s exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again. That means you can create new products and buy new products without having to use new resources. 

Using ECONYL® saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil and avoids 65,100 tonnes of CO2 eq. emissions. 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 90% compared with the material from oil.

We source our ECONYL® fabric from Italy and have it printed with our bespoke design here in the UK. This means we can keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

 

  

For our full body suits to provide some extra warmth, we use YULEX® as a clean alternative to traditional ‘neoprene’.

YULEX® CC foam rubber is the world’s first natural, plant-based rubber replacement for polychloroprene (aka neoprene) foam. YULEX® produces the only commercially available Forest Stewardship Council® certified pure natural rubber emulsion sourced from sustainably managed plantations of Havea trees. YULEX® polymers are biodegradable.

Because Yulex® comes from trees, the plantations are already sequestering huge amounts of carbon, with around 1,400 kgs of CO2 sequestered per hectare of forest.

Traditional neoprene requires a lot of water – around 300,000 litres to produce just one metric tonne. By comparison, one tonne of Yulex® can be made with just under 26,000 litres. That’s over 10x less water used.

It can take up to 33,300 kilowatt hours of energy to make one tonne of neoprene. To produce the same amount of Yulex®, only 1,150 kwh would be required.