THE ROCKS PUSH swim shorts from REPREVE, a regenerated yarn made from recycled plastic bottles that otherwise may have ended up in our oceans.
More than 33 billion plastic bottles have been recycled by REPREVE and turned not only into THE ROCKS PUSH swim shorts but also athletic apparel, cars, shoes, sporting equipment and more.
The REPREVE process embeds properties like wicking, adaptive warming and cooling, water repellency, and durability in a quality driven recyclable product.
It’s just not just finding new life for recycled materials. Compared to a virgin fiber, REPREVE offsets using new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gasses and conserving water and energy in the process.
For every pair of THE ROCKS PUSH men’s board shorts, five plastic bottles have been saved from the ocean and going into landfill. Some good has been done for tomorrow.
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.
REPREVE is durable, breathable, long lasting, water-resistant, fights against odours, and is lightweight.
Unlike polyester, REPREVE offsets the need to produce new petroleum, emits fewer greenhouse gasses 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.
Plastic waste has been diverted from the oceans and landfills to create durable, sustainable fibres that can be used in textile fabrics like THE ROCKS PUSH shorts.
We have two styles for men, both tailored for comfort and a unique fit.
The Balmoral men’s has an elasticated drawstring waist and tie for comfort and a wide leg, this style is perfect for swim, sport and social. The leg length is 38cm long and ends just above the knee on someone who is 6 feet tall.
The Blueys men’s swim short is a longer leg short based on a traditional board short. It ends just at the knee and has a zip and button fly at the top and an internal drawstring to keep them on safely when doing big dives. The leg length is 42cm long and ends on the knee on someone who is 6 feet tall.
The swim shorts and linen shirts run to a standard size. It’s best to have a look at our size charts to check before ordering. The swim shorts are based on waist measurements for men and age measurements for boys, and the linen shirts and rashies are based on chest measurements. Please see the size chart.
We recommend washing your swim shorts in cold water and by hand if possible, which helps reduce the micro-fibres shed from clothing entering our waterways. Your shorts will like drying in the shade to keep the print as vibrant as possible. We also love the Guppy Bag, which does the job for you. We recommend using gentle detergent and washing with like colours.
We've put a mesh liner in our men's swim shorts so you're safe when diving from decks and bombing from rocky outcrops and so there are no transparency surprises when you come out of the water. The mesh is easily removed with small hand scissors if you prefer to wear your swim shorts without mesh lining.
We are an Australian owned company and we choose to work with partners who share our values, who believe in sustainability, ethical manufacturing, and making the best product.
We have a small and niche fashion manufacturing industry here in Australia. Like most industries, different countries specialise in making different garments. The vast majority of recycled, high-performance fabrics are made overseas.
THE ROCKS PUSH swim shorts are made from REPREVE, it is a recycled fiber made in Italy from recycled plastic bottles. We then work with a family-owned unit in Thailand as our manufacturing partner. They are SA8000 certified, this certification ensures fair wages and safe and healthy conditions.
THE ROCKS PUSH linen shirts are made from 100% European flax, a textile not only made in Europe but also sourced from flax fibers grown in Europe. Then the shirts are sewn in Thailand by our manufacturing partner.
THE ROCKS PUSH rashies are made from 78% ECONYL. ECONYL is made in Italy from made from ghost fishing nets, old carpets and nylon industrial waste which would otherwise pollute the earth. We then work with a family-owned unit in Burleigh Heads, Queensland to sew THE ROCKS PUSH rashies for us.
Quality is our top priority, we want to make the best product for a fair price for our environment and for those who make it. We are proud to be Australian owned and proud to support our manufacturing partners.
We have made our swim shorts in Australia before, but we were unable to keep up with demand and the small garment manufacturing industry in Australia doesn’t have the specialised machines we require to finish our swim shorts to the standard we feel gives you the best performance and comfort.
We design all the prints we use in our swim shorts range.
Good question. We don’t usually restock items, so we suggest if you find something you love grab it while stocks last so you're not disappointed.
European flax is a flowering plant grown in Southwestern European countries. Also known as linseed or Linum usitatissimum, the unique climate allows the plants to grow as tall as one metre with no irrigation. In the cool, sea-adjacent climate, natural rainfall is the only water it needs, 6.4 litres per linen shirt, compared with cotton, which requires 2,700 litres of water for just one shirt!
The exceptionally soft, strong, long fibres they produce are the raw material used to loom the coveted European fabric. Flax fibres are soft as is. But when spun into threads, woven into fabric, washed, dried and used regularly, the material becomes more luxuriously buttery and continues to soften over time. And after years of laundering, it won't lose its signature strength or classic shape.
Linen woven from European flax makes up less than 1% of textiles sold globally. In other words, European linen is a rare fabric.
The European Flax Standard certification ensures products are authentic and ethically produced. A commitment to ethical labor practices and production transparency is part of the European Flax Standard criteria. The certification adheres to guidelines set by the International Labour Organisation, which ensures fair pay, equity and productive employment in humane working conditions. This ethical sourcing is crucial, as linen production relies heavily on manual labour.
We recommend washing your linen shirt in cold water and by hand if possible and hanging flat in the shade to dry. We recommend using gentle detergent and washing with like colours.
We make our rashies from recycled Lycra that has been made here in Australia.
We make our rashies in Australia.
Our rash tops are based on chest measurements. Please see the size chart link on the bottom of the page in the footer.
Yes. We pack and ship your order in 100% biodegradable and 100% home compostable satchels made from corn starch from The Better Packaging Co.
Even our swing tags are made from recycled paper with vegetable ink.
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