Our Materials

Ethically sourced, consciously made. 

Neoprene

Limestone neoprene has a high micro-cell structure. These are independent closed cells (bubbles basically) within the neoprene that are packed together at an extremely high density. Oil-based neoprene has a cell penetration of 60-70%, whereas limestone neoprene has a 94% cell penetration. What this means in simple terms is that limestone neoprene has a lot more air bubbles inside the rubber than other brands (over 30% to be exact), and is way less dense than oil-based neoprene.

Because of this micro-cell structure, limestone neoprene provides several serious distinct advantages to the functionality of wetsuits compared to the traditional oil-based neoprene:

  • It is more impermeable
  • It is lighter in weight
  • It is warmer
  • It is more durable
  • It is stretchy

What contributes to limestone neoprene being more 'green' depends on its use of more sustainable and less toxic resources during production, and the longer its useful life span is (ie the longer it will stay out of landfill). Limestone neoprene is arguably more eco-friendly than petro-chemical neoprene but there's a long way to go before a wetsuit and its production can be truly green.

Swimwear

All swimwear fabric is made from recycled fabrics that contain recycled materials such as plastic bottles. This item is eco-friendly and chlorine resistant. 

 

All swimwear is designed and made in San Diego, CA.