THE ROCKS PUSH SWIM SHORTS ARE MADE FROM REPREVE®.
THE ROCKS PUSH Recycled Board Shorts are made from a fabric called REPREVE®, the world's number one recycled performance fibre made from post consumer plastic bottles and post consumer waste which is certifiable and traceable. Traditionally men's and boys’ quick drying swim shorts are made from nylon or polyester, which is a type of plastic derived from oil.
The REPREVE® fabric is created at Unifi’s advanced recycling facility where plastic bottles are sorted, washed, and chopped into flake material. The clean flake is blended, melted, and turned into REPREVE® a recycled chip and then loaded in silos. One silo can hold the equivalent of 27 million plastic bottles. The chip goes through the extrusion and texturing process and is transformed into fibres with inherent performance properties.
Unlike polyester, REPREVE® offsets the need to produce new petroleum, emits fewer greenhouse gases and conserves water and energy in the production process. This is in stark contrast to virgin polyester which requires the petrochemical cycle to continue for its production.
REPREVE® is durable, breathable, long lasting, water-resistant, fights against odours, and is lightweight.