We design for longevity and performance and take this responsibility seriously no matter what materials we use...
LIMESTONE BASED NEOPRENE
We use earth mined limestone to replace petrochemicals in our neoprene which reduces the environmental impact. Limestone neoprene is also more durable so you don't have it replace it as fast.
ECO CARBON BLACK
Carbon Black, one of the key ingredients of limestone neoprene, is now made from recycled rubber tires. This significantly reduces energy consumption and cuts CO2emission by 200g per wetsuit.
WATER BASED GLUE
Solvent-based laminating glue has been turned into water based glue eliminating harmful compounds (VOCs). 600g of solvent/VOCs have been eliminated per wetsuit with the use of water based glue.
NEOPRENE RECYCLING PROCESS
We recycle as much limestone neoprene production waste as possible and turn them into qualified products, thus minimizing the waste that goes into the landfill.
BLUESIGN SYSTEM PARTNER
Powered by a holistic approach, BLUESIGN traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product. BLUESIGN changes the environmental impact of textiles for good.