OceanPositive is a new line of swimwear made from recycled fishing nets. This new swimwear collecting was created by Fourth Element to raise awareness about abandoned ghost nets, and to help protect the ocean environment.
“Ghost Nets amount to over 600,000 tons of lost gear every year”, said Fourth Element. Ghost nets are abandoned fishing nets which continue catching fish long after the fishermen are gone. The nets are made of nylon and take a very long time to degrade. OceanPositive is part of a solution to reduce the amount of global waste by collecting it from oceans or preventing it from getting there in the first place.
Ocean Positive uses scuba divers to collect abandoned fishing nets, and then repurposes the nets into nylon yarn which is used to create something good for the ocean. Fourth Element uses fabric made from ECONYLl®, (the recycled yarn), combined with Lycra® to create active swimwear.
The swimwear collection includes woman bikini tops and bottoms, a one piece swimsuit and a long sleeved rashguard. For men the collection includes long sleeved and short sleeved rash guards and swimming shorts and trunks.
To learn more about ghost nets and the OceanPositive swimwear visit their website HERE. OceanPositive swimwear will be available in the USA next spring March 2017.