Possibly the most elegant shark in the oceans. The leopard shark (or zebra shark) aka Stegostoma fasciatum, is a carpet shark found across the world. They are mostly nocturnal, very chilled and resemble the leopard. They have been spotted surfing in currents and have even been known to reproduce asexually!
Hunted for their meat, fins and liver (used in vitamins) and often caught as bycatch these sharks are considered Endangered by IUCN. Apart from in Australia, where the species is considered of Least Concern. In fact, large groups can be seen gathering off the coast every summer. Quite the sight!
Factor 50 UV Protection
4 way stretch
We are so proud to be using recycled plastic fabric in our suits. Our suits are not only ethically made, but are as eco friendly as they can be. Our suits are made from Carvico Vita fabric, which is made up of 78% ECONYL recycled nylon yarn.
ECONYL is made of 100% recycled plastic and ghost fishing nets. Vita results in a drastically lower carbon footprint without compromising on quality. Our swimwear is stretchy, soft and breathable with factor 50 UV protection.
If you want to know all the fascinating ins and out of the process we have created a blog all about the material itself here. Importantly the fabric is really high quality. It’s soft and a really resilient weave. We have has the most incredible feedback from regular divers who have reported no fade or piling even once work after hundreds of dives. The most sustainable swimwear is the suit which will last you the longest. We hope to see people wearing their suits for years to come!
Handmade in Bali
We are a small company with sustainability and ethics always at the forefront without compromising on quality. Our sustainable swimwear is more than just a special fabric.
Our swimwear is handmade by a local team who all work from the comfort of their homes on their own schedule. This is providing flexible work for many local men and women who may otherwise not have this opportunity.
We minimise waste by using scraps for hair scrunchies and using printing techniques will minimal chemical waste. Throughout our supply chain no plastic is used for wrapping the suits or in any tags.
Have read here on exactly how we make our swimwear in Bali and please get in touch with any questions.