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OCEAN COLLECTION

Our surfwear collection made of recycled fabrics

We decided to create a collection that is dedicated to our favorite habitat – the OCEAN.

Obviously, this collection had to be about surfwear and sustainability.

Find out more about our recycled fabrics and fall in love with your new favorite surfbikini!

 

Why recycled fabrics?

With a lot of inspiration from our last surf sessions and some great design ideas in mind, we wanted to find a way to create sustainable products, that do not pollute the environment by using raw materials. The big question was: What fabrics can we choose?

We decided to go with recycled fabrics, because it is one of the most eco friendly options. So here we are with our brand new surfwear, that is part of the ocean in every way: The bikini tops and bottoms of our OCEAN collection are not only the best line-up partners, but made from recycled fishing nets.

For this surfwear collection, a new fabric made of 78% polyamid and 28% elastane was used. The fibre for the polyamid component is called ECONYL® – a yarn which is made from recycled nylon.

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Zealous OCEAN Collection made from recycled fishing nets
About ECONYL®

The ECONYL® yarn is nylon made of industrial plastic. To create this nylon, tons of plastic waste from landfills and the oceans, just like fishing nets, fabric scraps or carpet flooring, is collected. All this plastic, which would otherwise damage the environment, is getting sorted and cleaned. After this cleaning process, the waste has become pure nylon yarn again.

This yarn can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again without any loss in quality. In this Regeneration System it is possible to use the same materials again and again with no need for new ones.

Talking numbers: This means that 10.000 tons of ECONYL® save 70.000 barrels of crude oil and are able to avoid 57.100 tonnes of CO2 emissions!

Using plastic that is already there to make nylon yarn, reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared to normal nylon fabrics made from crude oil. Another plus is, that with using this yarn, we contribute to helping collect plastic waste from the oceans and the nature all around us. This is really important, as the marine plastic pollution is a global problem.

Reasons enough to work with this ECONYL® yarn as part of our new OCEAN collection.

Our ambassador Zala Cuden wearing Zealous recycled Ocean – Photo by Javier Castro Durand

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Our ambassador Zala Cuden wearing Zealous recycled Ocean – Photo by Javier Castro Durand

The Ocean Collection

Just as the name indicates, we got inspired by the colours of the sea and tadaaa: all the new pieces come in dreamy Shades of Blue mixed with stripes. Like most of our surf bikinis, the recycled styles feature an embroidered anchor logo and have double outer fabric which makes it super stable and durable.

For the collection we decided to go with your all time favourite styles which you can mix and match just as you like. So you can choose between our allrounder, the SIGNATURE SURF BIKINI TOP, last summer’s bestseller, the RIPTIDE WRAP SURF BIKINI TOP, or the MERMAZING SURF BIKINI TOP with high coverage and adjustable straps.

As bottoms you can choose between four styles: Our beloved MATAHARI SURF BIKINI BOTTOMS creates the hottest looking bum with its scruntch in the back all while providing great coverage. You want your bum to see the sun? Then you will love the cheeky BRAZILIAN SURF BIKINI BOTTOMS! For a little more coverage our BASIC SURF BIKINI BOTTOMS is always a good choice. In case you are searching for something versatile, take a look at the BOMBORA SURF SHORTS: we love to use this one for yoga or running too.

The OCEAN collection products are a littly less stretchy than our other styles. Especially the bikini bottoms are a bit tighter, which is definitely good for surfing, but if you are between sizes, better order the bigger one (or maybe both and try them on).  If you need any help finding the right style or size, check out our SURF BIKINI GUIDE or just leave us a message! 😉

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