Why fast fashion hurts the environment
The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of carbon emissions globally. It is the second largest industry consumer of water and even worse, the second largest polluter of water, since the water leftover from the dyeing process is often dumped into ditches, streams or rivers. This is simply not good enough. Poorer quality, cheaper and unethical producers are the biggest offenders when garments aren’t made to last and thus continue to repeat these negative processes repeatedly.
Activewear made from plastic bottles and fishing nets
At Bondi Active we take our responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint seriously. We’re fiercely protective of our beaches, and furthermore our planet, and about driving positive change towards a more sustainable future. We practice what we preach and in 2021 we made the move to recycled fabric in all our lycra pieces. A misconception around recycled material is that they are of poorer quality. This couldn’t be further from the truth. All the technical elements you’d expect in high-end activewear - Compression fit fabrication, 4-way stretch, pockets, quick dry material etc are all entirely possible without sacrificing the planet.
How it works
A pioneering technology breaks down the nets and bottles through a melting and filtering process. This Nylon is then spun into a thread of equal quality to virgin thread. So the garments are made from recycled materials and can themselves be recycled infinitely, creating a circular eco-friendly chain of manufacture.
Where you can find it
Our latest ranges The Ningaloo Collection, The Coral Collection and our Black Basics are all made entirely from recycled fabric. Our Coral Collection is inspired by the natural beauty of our reefs and our Ningaloo Collection features a punchy black and navy print – a nod to the Ningaloo reefs Whale Shark.They are all bold, body-loving and performance driven and reflect integrity and sustainability. We’re proud to channel our good energy into meaningful action and positive change. So go on b-active, there is no better feeling.