Our materials - fashion from the ocean
Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and are home to 80 percent of life on Earth. But they are also fragile ecosystems threatened by massive overfishing and pollution. Over 8 million tonnes of plastic are discarded into our oceans every year, polluting our oceans and choking our wildlife.
This is not only a threat to our wildlife but a threat to us individually. Plastic in the ocean breaks up into smaller fragments called microplastics, which have been identified in the commercial fish consumed by humans.
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” – Robert Charles Swan (the first person to walk to both Poles)
Econyl® Regenerated nylon
All Take2’s women’s swimwear collection is made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon – an Eco-Friendly fabric made from 78% recycled polyamide and 22% elastane.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made from waste such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture, fabric scraps from mills and carpets destined for landfill. It is exactly the same as virgin nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded infinitely.
This incredible material is twice as resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils than competitor’s fabrics. It has a soft, stretchy and breathable quality whilst also providing muscular compression and shape retention. Oh and it gets better, it also has UV protection and lasts months longer than normal swimwear fabrics! This is our journey of plastic waste being made into our wonderful bikinis and swimsuits:
The Oeko-Tex®-Standard 100 signifies that a material has tested negative for harmful substances in every phase of its processing and thus presents minimal health risks. The standard is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety. Textile manufacturers can apply for Oeko-Tex certification, however, only those that undergo strict testing and monitoring procedures and provide for verifiable quality assurance are allowed to sell products bearing the Oeko-Tex®-Standard 100 label. It also guarantees that the textile has been manufactured using sustainable processes under socially responsible working conditions.
Our board short fabric supplier also has The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certificate which means the recycled content of their fabric has been verified as well as responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production.