OUR FABRICS AND MATERIALS
Here are WAVE, we have concentrated on creating the best sustainable products at competitive prices that don’t compromise on quality and design.
It is estimated that up to 13 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Hundreds of fish are being taken out of our seas each year, tons of rubbish is being throw in and too little is being done to protect our precious marine wildlife.
We need to think about the future we’re creating for the generations to come, leaving a legacy of respect for our seas. We have started this brand with a mission to solve this problem. For us, this has lead us to find sustainable fabrics that are comfortable, and breathable, allowing them to fit into your everyday life. To create a variety of options for everyone, we use a number of different fabrics in our clothes. Here are the fabrics that we use within our products.
Most of our products are made using recycled polyester. Recycled polyester, often called rPet, is made from recycled plastic bottles. It is a great way to divert plastic from our landfills and seas. The production of recycled polyester requires far fewer resources than that of new fibres and generates fewer CO2 emissions.
Cotton is a wonderfully versatile natural fabric, and at WAVE we use organic cotton. Organic cotton refers to naturally cultivated cotton without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilisers or pesticides or transgenic technology.
Nylon is a very versatile fabric, especially when it comes to activewear. It diverts waste from landfills and seas, and its production uses much fewer resources than virgin nylon (including water, energy and fossil fuel).
What about microfibres?
Did you know that all synthetic fibres release tiny threads called microfibres every time they are washed? These are a form of microplastic, tiny pieces of plastic released as products break down. These tiny plastics from clothes are the greatest source of primary microplastics in our oceans. This includes your favourite leggings, dresses, jumpers, underwear and yes, our clothes too. This is why we recommend only washing your clothes when you have to, and using a fibre filter bag each time you do to trap the fibres. This will help the waterways stay clear.
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