Gentle, docile and actually the largest fish in the ocean. These friendly giants are solitary creatures and have a lifespan of up to 100 to 150 years. They are beautifully marked with their own unique patterns of white spots and like all sharks they are not to be feared but respected. The majestic whale shark has no natural predators, except for humans.
Humans kill 3 sharks every single second. These gentle giants are killed for their fins for Chinese medicine and shark fin soup. Whale Sharks are also subject to overfishing and the negative impacts of ecotourism and the implications these practices have on their behaviour, they are in decline, vulnerable and confirmed endangered.
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.
Rena Ortega is an illustrator, designer and explorer of the world based in Galicia, Spain, between the ocean and the mountains.
Her daily inspiration comes from nature, the slow life and passion for travel. She specialises in watercolor illustration of marine life, fauna and flora, travels and maps.
“For me, work and personal life comes together in a single way of life where color, illustration, nature and my passion for travelling coexist in perfect harmony.”