West Eco-Lyrca

West Eco-Lyrca

West Eco-Lyrca

The long time surf brand WEST has recently developed a new fabric that is made up of:

85% recycled plastic water bottles

15%bamboo fibres

Making this material a very eco friendly development. West are labeling this new material “ECOLYCRA” and have used it in some of their rash vests this season.

As you know recycling PET water bottles reduces landfill, plastic in the oceans and the need to create more virgin materials. Did you know that some parts of the Pacific Ocean around the islands contain six times more plastic than plankton?So it’s great that WEST are helping put the plastic to good use.

The beauty of bamboo is that it’s one of the world’s fastest growing plants and it requires no pesticides and little water to grow. A great plant for reproduction in today’s current dry and harsh climate conditions.

Bamboo is strong, lightweight and naturally UV resistant, making it a great selection to be used within surfing products.

See WEST for more iinfo.




Free Surf Trip Checklist PDF

Download this QUICK AND EASY surf trip check list. Packing for your trip is stressful enough. This check list will HELP YOU remember the important things and remove the guess work. Designed by Derek after thousands of surf trips, here are his top three: 1) Ding repair kit - 2) Condoms - 3) Pepto Bismo.

Derek Dodds

Derek Dodds is founder of the world's first ecological surf company Wave Tribe, surfboard shaper, world traveler, author and Mini Simmons enthusiast.

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