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Swimwear That Cares

May 06, 2019

Looking after our environment is a big deal. Wherever we can, we're using recycled fabrics in our swimwear to try to make a difference.

Our swimwear has been created using some amazing sustainable fabrics, from nylon that's been made using ocean waste, to REPREVE® — a high-quality performance fibre made with 100% recycled materials, including plastic bottles! This means you can look good and do good on the beach.

Read on to find out more about these amazing fabrics.

A man in FatFace printed swim shorts sitting on a large rock at the beach
A man running along the seashore while wearing printed FatFace shorts

REPREVE®

REPREVE® is the world’s leading recycled fibre that’s made for the good of tomorrow. They’ve already recycled more than 14 billion plastic bottles – and this is increasing by the second. To create their recycled fibre, they use a process that embeds properties like wicking, adaptive warming and cooling, water repellency and more. This makes the fibre reliable and durable that’s perfect for use on our men’s swimwear.

REPREVE® doesn’t just find new life for recycled materials. Compared to making what's called virgin fibre, making REPREVE® offsets using new fuel, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy in the process.

That makes a big difference for our future. Recycling so many plastic bottles achieves the following amazing stats:

Eco swimwear being crafted to help the environment.

-Enough energy is generated to power 133k homes for 1 year.

-1.7 million people are provided with their typical daily drinking water for 1 year.

-Air quality is improved by avoiding 385 million kgs. of CO2 emissions.

So this summer, with the swimwear you buy you can be sure you’re helping the environment for the better.

A blonde model having fun on a beach, wearing palm tree printed FatFace swimwear

ECO-SWIMWEAR

Our women’s printed swimwear uses regenerated nylon from waste found in landfills and oceans around the world. It ends up being exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again.

The process of creating this nylon begins with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, industrial plastics and other nasties found in the ocean, which is then sorted and cleaned to recover as much nylon as possible. It then goes through a regeneration and purification process, which recycles the nylon waste back to its original purity. This is then remade into textiles to be used in our swimwear. The aim is to close the loop as the nylon can be recycled infinitely.

It’s swimwear that cares.

FatFace printed swimwear, made with eco-friendly fabric that’s better for the environment
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