Surfs up and all that – with Repreve. Surfing is a lifestyle, a sport, but also a fashion statement. Iconic brand Quiksilver is one of the first things you think of when it comes to surfing, apart from the actual gear itself. There is so much more to Quiksilver than just surfing. Having surfed the oceans of the world they've come to acknowledge how much plastic waste is out in our waters and want to do something about this by using recycled material from Repreve. The Highline collection sports quite a few pieces made out of this environmentally-friendly material, so let's dive in deeper into the details, shall we?
Quiksilver's Highline boardshorts are made to enhance every detail of high-performance surfing. As I'm not much of a surfer myself (although I enjoy the fashion of the surfing culture), I take their word, and surfer's reviews on it. They're engineered to offer ultimate movement and these performance 19″ board shorts for men have been crafted to repel water and keep you drier, lighter and surfing longer. Although this particular model doesn't use Repreve, the Highline collection in general uses it to a large extent.
These are pretty much the pinnacle of all that board shorts can be. Highline boardshorts are made with Diamond Deluxe fabric, which puts comfort first. They’re low-friction, they’re fast-drying and they feel friendly to your skin, and supposedly even better in the water.
As mentioned before, there is a huge amount of plastic out there, both in our seas and on land. Billions of plastic bottles go into landfills every year, but Repreve is a leading, branded performance fibre made from recycled materials (including plastic bottles). When you buy products made with Repreve, you make a difference. This is exactly what the team from Quiksilver want to take a look at and when you surf through their collection you will see that a vast majority of their products are made of Repreve fabric.
The Highline Kaimana 16” board shorts feature within the premium Highline collection and are cut with Repreve recycled four-way stretch fabric that transforms plastic bottles, to help generate ‘a reprieve' for our planet. The traceable recycled yarn uses optimal stretch for supreme comfort both in and out of the water.
Yet another fashion and sportswear giant who turns to sustainability and wants to help improve the industry while making wearable, durable and goodlooking fashion. I applaud this with all my heart.
Check out both the Highline collection as well as other products made out of Repreve on Quiksilver's website.
Read Thomas Falkenstedt's review of the Umbro x Ræburn World Cup 2018 collection.
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