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Regenerated Fabrics


Our regenerated nylon fabric:

It is important that we address energy efficiency and waste, we now only make swimwear using regenerated fabrics  (as well as contributing 20% of profits from this to save the sharks around the world). 

Swimwear is normally made from Nylon and polyester (plastic based fabrics) as it is strong, stretches, is lightweight, holds up in Chlorine, dries quickly, but it is normally made from a non-renewable resource (oil) in an energy-intensive process. We do not use any fabrics like that at Flipflop and Treacle, all of our swimwear fabrics are made from regenerated and recycled yarn. Plastic like fishing nets, carpet fluff, plastic bottles and other pre and post consumer waste that is destined for landfill is made into a yarn and then the  fabric that we now make our swimwear from in created. One of the fabrics that we use ECONYL is made of nylon waste from landfills and oceans in a closed-loop process and is infinitely recyclable.

Our fabric off-cuts are saved and made in scrunchies, face masks and other smaller goods. Very small scraps are used for stuffing of toys and keychains. 

We use two different fabrics for our swimwear line, ECONYL®  regenerated Nylon and REPREVE® fabric. 

ECONYL®  regenerated Nylon is Nylon made by recovering nylon waste - such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture, fabric scraps from mills and carpets destined for landfill – and turning it into virgin quality nylon yarn.

 

REPREVE® fabric is fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

 

Other fabrics:
We only use organic or sustainable options for our intimates and other clothing.

Our cotton is 100% organic, we also use other more sustainable fabrics like Bamboo, Linen and Tencel. Tencel is made from the wood pulp of sustainable sourced trees.

By choice we use as much vintage fabric as we can get our hands on,  and up-cycle them into new items. We also have a curated thrift collection where we source little gems and alter them for you to purchase as one of pieces.

Dying:

We dye our fabrics right here in Bali at Tarum , a dye house that plants it's own trees and uses the leaves to naturally dye fabrics. We are so so happy to support this amazing company. 

Printed swim fabrics:

For our patterbed swimwear fabrics we use the same regenerated fabrics and then digitally print them. It is a system that doesn't use any extra dye or waste, so currently the most eco friendly option available to us.

Packaging:
Our swing tags and sales tags are made from recycled card and our shopper bags are made from recycled cotton. We wrap our pieces in woven natural baskets that are made by local villagers in rural areas of Bali, supporting local economy and eco manufacturing. We do not use single use plastic in our company.