Single-use plastic packaging just isn’t OK anymore. It pollutes our water ways, suffocating marine life and breaking down into micro plastics which enter our food chain. We still aren’t perfect but we’re improving and have made a pledge to be single-use plastic free by World Oceans Day 2020.
Our OceanPositive swimwear, Hydroskins and Hydro Leggings are packaged in a bio-based alternative, the ideal replacement to petroleum-based plastic bags.
Made from sustainable cassava starch, these bags are biodegradable and compostable in months, certified non-GMO and non-toxic so won’t harm animals if they do end up being ingested.
Simply put on your home compost heap and use to enrich those home-grown veggies.
We have replaced our old poly bags with paper alternatives for our t-shirt ranges.
These are made from recycled kraft paper and are F.S.C approved, ensuring sustainable forestry practices.
These paper bags can be recycled again in your kerb-side paper recycling.
What’s the best kind of sustainable packaging? No packaging at all.
We think our chunky hoodies do just fine unwrapped so we’ve left them naked apart from the shipping packaging they get delivered in.
Our X-Core and Thermocline products are made with recycled materials so it seemed only fitting these would be the first of our technical wear to move to non-plastic options.
We’ve trialled card wraps and heavy duty sacks, both of which can be recycled in your usual kerb-side recycling, just remember to remove any stickers first and dispose of responsibly.
We made a big change to our footwear packaging in 2019 by resizing all our boxes, reducing the volume by up to 21%. This means shipping less air from our suppliers, thus reducing the carbon footprint of our boots.
We’ve also changed the bulk of the box to a Kraft card which is made from recycled materials and can be reused and recycled over again. The brightly coloured wraps are made from a silk card which can also be recycled in your kerb-side card recycling.
We’ve switched from vinyl tape to a gummed paper tape on our big shipment boxes and all our direct web orders come in either a cardboard box or heavy duty paper sack, both of which can be reused and recycled.
We’ve got rid of the traditional little plastic kimble tag commonly found on swing tags and instead use a simple paper sticker tag.
Unfortunately the sticky bit on stickers gets caught in recycling equipment, therefore, stickers and paper with stickers on it should not be thrown in the recycling bin. Instead remove and dispose of responsibly.