Piping Hot has launched an eco-friendly swimwear line that has been in the making for more than two years now.
The brand's marketing director Amy Low told Ragtrader that the move to an eco-friendly offering aligned with the brand's foundations as a surfwear label.
“We saw the rising tide of plastic pollution in our oceans and considering that Piping Hot was born from a love of the ocean and chasing waves, we knew we had to be involved in the solution to the plastic crisis.”
94% of the range is made with a minimum of 80% repreve fabrics which are made up of recycled materials, including plastic bottles and fibre waste.
“We have a few bonded surfsuits that we had some challenges moving across to repreve yarns.
"We have, however, just approved the latest test-run for this, so we'll be able to produce 100% of our swimwear next year with recycled polyester.”
The range is available for toddlers, youth, men and women with prices points from $15-$40.
She also revealed the brand is working closely with its supply chain to continue to make more of its offering sustainable.
“Although we have already started doing this with our swimwear range, the next step is to work towards our other product lines using more eco-friendly materials.”