Billabong Starts Making Wetsuits From 100% Recycled Materials
Billabong announced that 100%t of its wetsuits are now made from recyclable materials. The wetsuit company is developing the Recycler series featuring graphene, a single, thin layer of graphite. In other words, Billabong is using the soft, flaky material used in pencil lead.
The brand is taking recycled PET trash, which then gets transformed into pellets, then spun into yarn, and then woven into a fabric. Approximately 40 recycled bottles now go into each wetsuit, saving millions of plastic bottles from landfills. The warmth and performance of Nobel Prize-winning graphene will later be infused with these recycled fibres. The yarn woven into the fabric for Billabong’s high-stretch jerseys and liners allows for sustainability without compromise.
Griffin Colapinto, Tyler Warren, Becca Speak and Eithan Osborne put the new Recycler wetsuits to test in the coldest possible waters.