OHOY SWIM was created to offer an alternative: sustainable swimwear that helps protect the ocean, land and air, rather than contribute to its further destruction.
- 8 million tons of waste end up in our seas every single year.
- 640 thousand tons of fishing nets are abandoned at the bottom of the ocean each year.
- Each year millions of marine animals are injured and killed by ghost nets.
- Unless the situation changes, by 2050 our seas may contain more garbage than fish (data sourced from FAO and UNEP).
To address this problem we use ECONYL® yarn - a polyamide yarn with the same performance and quality as virgin nylon without having been produced with the use of non-renewable fossil raw materials.
ECONYL® yarn is a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post industrial waste such as discarded fishing nets, fabric scraps, industrial plastic, and other plastic waste products. Instead of ending up in the landfill or the ocean these waste products are recovered and regenerated.