Making laundry Ocean friendly
Designed in Fremantle, Claire created Ocean Remedy with a life-long love of the ocean and life in bathers (we hear ya!). BUT also with a bigger concern, the impact of fashion on our planet and reducing micro-plastics to our sea.
Ocean Remedy’s swimwear collection is created using regenerated UPF50 nylon made from reclaimed fishing nets and other consumer waste. Not only is the fabric beautiful but it has twice the resistance to suncreams and chlorine as comparable fabrics (meaning better for YOU too!). The swimsuits are double lined and sewn with nylon for ultra stretch and durability and MADE FOR THE OCEAN.
Microplastic pollution in the form of microfibres from laundry waste water is recognised as a global problem. In deep ocean sediments plastic is more abundant than oceanic gyres in the form of microfibres. Ocean Remedy acknowledges synthetic fabrics are a large problem, and our product is 100% synthetic.
We collaborate with the good folks of STOP! Microwaste Pollution to research and seek solutions to microplastic pollution.
As such we have brought Guppyfriend wash bags to Australia. Guppyfriend stops fibre breakage by protecting your garments in the wash. Additionally, being constructed of a technically woven nylon monofilament, the fibres that do break are contained in the bag. This keeps them out of laundry waste water, are out of our oceans.
We continue to research microplastic fibre release from fabrics, with a goal to reduce the problem at the textile and fibre level, in addition to options to empower individuals to make a difference, like Guppyfriend.
SOOOOO if you fancy a chat on sustainable fashion & micro plastic pollution OR want to learn more on great environmental & social alternatives, speak to us!