Materials & Packaging
Boardies® womens solid coloured swimwear and solid liningis made from ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from waste such as fishing netsfrom the oceans and aquaculture, fabric scraps from mills and carpets destinedfor landfill. ECONYL® yarn performs and feels the same as virgin nylon meaningwe are recycling and recreating rather than sourcing new nylon.
Recycled Plastic Water bottles
Boardies® mens collaborations and Boardies®womens printed swimwear is made from REPREVE®,a recycled fiber made from 100% recycled plastic, mainlyconsisting of used plastic water bottles. Unifi, who make REPREVE®, are notjust finding a new life for recycled materials. Compared to making a virgin fiber,by making REPREVE®, they offset the useof new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water andenergy in the process.
Boardies® shirts are made from Tencel™ Lyocell, a fiber made by transforming wood pulp into a cellulosic fibre. This sustainable fiber lowers the environmental impact through a closed loop production process, reusing 99% of chemicals. Tencel™ Lyocell is gentle on the skin and breathable for those hot summer days.
AtBoardies®, we never compromise on the smallerdetails so expect your online order to come delivered in your very own Boardies®,100% recycled pizza box!
AllBoardies® online orders use 100% recycled tissuepaper, custom branded with Boardies® in water based inks and manufactured in the USA.
In Summer 2020, we transitioned to using biodegradable polybags to ship our mens, kids and womens swimwear; plus our shirts and pants.
By choosing this packaging over conventional plastic, the bags can be recycled and will decompose in landfill in a matter of months (rather than years) and minimizes the negative impact on the environment.