At Selkie our swim collection sits at the heart of our brand. As a business, we partner with like-minded people to manufacture high quality, functional products which push our customers’ personal boundaries – we want to arm you with precisely the right kit to do with what you do best, wherever and whatever that may be.
We have been meticulous in our choice of fabrics to fit the needs of swimmers.
Our swim collection is made from a sustainable techno fabric made with “Econyl”. This is a 100% regenerated polyamide fibre made from post-consumer materials. As we reclaim our rivers, lakes and seas, we have consciously decided to use this fabric to help with the needless waste and discarded plastic found in our waters.
Selkie is proud about the creation of its sustainable range, and have worked to make sure we cause as little impact to the environment as possible. We only produce to our customer’s needs, and so excessive stockpiles are a thing of the past. Our factory is based in the EU and believe in working with brands who share a vision for sustainability and caring for the environment.
The fabrics used are versatile, hyper-resistant, soft and breathable: a unique mix of muscular compression and comfort. an innovative construction, with two way stretch and a smooth finish. This helps to streamline the body and builds extra comfort into every piece. Thanks to its innovative construction, it is twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan creams and oils than competitors’ fabrics. The water is a place for challenge and excitement and to be shared with friends, but above everything else, respected.
All of our Selkie t.shirts are made from organic cotton. We made a conscious decision to introduce organic cotton into our full t.shirt range. We care about what you are wearing and what it is made from, organic cotton uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. It uses far less water than conventional cotton production, crops aren't treated with pesticides, insecticides and harmful toxins. This reduces the impact that production has on the farmers, workers, you as the consumer and the eco system that we all live in and want to protect.
Our organic cotton is GOTS accredited. GOTS is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, they define global requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles from harvesting the raw materials through to environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing.
Our t.shirts are all manufactured in Portugal, again we want to minimise the impact that manufacturing has on our environment so we kept our production closer to home.
Selkie is committed to expand the use of organic cotton. By 2019 all of our cotton garments will be made using organic cotton.
PACKAGING & RECYCLING
As a company we are committed to ensure we don't use excessive packaging and everything we do use is 100% recyclable. All of our orders are sent out in recycled cardboard boxes, which can be used again or recycled, our swing tickets are made from recycled board.
We consciously want to make the Selkie experience an enjoyable one with the least amount of impact on your environment.
One of our initiatives to launch by the end of 2018 will be wetsuit recycling.