our fibres, fabrics & printing
Since the launch of Shapes in the Sand in 2013, our swimwear has been made from fabrications that are supporting circularity. When choosing fabrics we not only consider the the environmental impact but we want to ensure that they are going to last and be suitable for their intended purpose.
The primary fibres we currently use are part of a closed loop system where pre and post consumer materials are fed back into the production cycle to create new life. Our partnership with ECONYL® continues to be an important relationship as we see our swimwear come to life from their 100% regenerated fibre, derived from discarded ghost fishing nets and other pre and post consumer materials.
In 2018 we introduced an industry first fibre known as EVO®. This 100% bio-based fibre is made from the oil of the castor bean.
Eco-sustainable production process: -20% water consumption |-20% CO2 emissions (compared to the same fabric created with standard polyamide).
Bio-based raw material sourced from a plant:
Sourced from a plant: 100% renewable source
-25% impact on climate change (compared to standard polyamide)
Safe: no harmful substances used.
Our fabrications meet OEKO-TEX® standards and are printed locally in Australia using a printing method that does not require water or any harsh chemicals. Through this method we promise you rich, vibrant colourfast prints.
It's part of Shapes in the Sand's values to continue to explore and utilise fabric blends that are minimising out ecological footprint. Keep an eye our for new fabrics as we continue our journey to Sustainably Shaping Swimwear.