Quiksilver Debuts Board Shorts made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

quiksilver rPET board shorts

Quiksilver has launched a line of recycled board shorts derived from post-consumer plastic bottles. Made from Repreve, a recycled-polyester yarn by textile manufacturer Unifi, each “AG47″ short saves roughly 11 bottles from the landfill.

Other features include laser-cut, heat-welded panels; stitch-free seams to prevent chafing; a heat-welded back pocket with waterproof zipper and zipper tape; reflective branding; and a cinch-lock drawcord closure with rubberized eyelets.

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“We have found a great partner in Unifi for our business,” Nick Drake, chief marketing officer for Quiksilver, says in a statement. “Repreve fibers contribute to a fantastic performance material that we’ve incorporated into almost all our board-short collections. Being made from recycled plastic bottles, Repreve fibers are helping Quiksilver and our consumers make an important contribution to the problem of waste pollution in our oceans.”


The short, which comes in colors like anthracite, gargoyle, and blue, range in price from $55 to $125.

Local is lekker

Locally, Lalesso has also recently launched their SS14 swimwear collection which includes a number of items made from rPET, including boards shorts for men. Shop the collection here.

Source: Ecouterre

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