PADI LOVES Loop Swim for transforming post-consumer PET plastic bottles into phenomenal UPF50+ sun protective swimwear for women, men and kids. Designed for the PADI family of divers, instructors, swimmers and ocean enthusiasts, Loop Swim debuts three new signature prints celebrating our oceans: Living Coral, Oceania and Coral Deco. Through ongoing collaborations and educational outreach, Loop Swim is bringing front-line attention to our ocean’s plastic pollution crisis. #ProtectWhatYouLove – from your skin to your environment with PADI x Loop Swim.
Loop swimsuits are made exclusively from Repreve rPET yarn (knit: 87% Repreve rPET/13% Creora High-Clo Spandex, woven: 100% Repreve rPET)
By the time Itee Soni and Heather Kaye met in Shanghai, China in 2008, they were both fed up with the unnecessary waste they saw being generated first-hand by the fashion industry. Devoted women’s apparel designers from New Delhi and New York City, both women were passionate about fashion, and the intricate, human process of making clothing. But after years behind the scenes at factories all around Asia, they decided to start their own brand focusing on eliminating supply chain waste, and making only ethically and sustainably sourced apparel.
In 2013, they began developing their signature UPF 50+ sun protective swimwear fabric with the Unifi Company, makers of Repreve™ rPET yarn. Today, not only is Loop Swim made from post-consumer use plastic bottles that would otherwise wind up in landfill or our oceans, but Loop will recycle your swimsuit at it’s useful end-of-life as well.
The mission: close the loop on waste and #ProtectWhatYouLove – especially your skin and your environment. For divers, surfers, swimmers, snorkelers, paddle boarders and wave jumpers, that environment is our oceans - and our oceans are saturated with plastic pollution.
Loop is honored to join PADI in celebrating the beauty and mystery of our oceans with their Spring 2019 signature collection of Oceania, Living Coral and Coral Deco prints, made from Repreve™ recycled PET bottles.
Together, we can protect what we love.