Recycled Ocean Plastic

LUCK•E is in the business of cleaning up our earth. We see a future where we learn to work and live in harmony with nature, rather than exploit it.  In our relentless search for the most sustainable materials we ended up with adding recycled ocean polyester to our material library.
Shop our recycled ocean plastic collection.
 

Why we chose recycled ocean plastic? 

Ocean plastic is a growing threat. According to the WWF, an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year which is having a huge impact on our sea-life.  That's equivalent to one dump truck full of plastic every minute of every day! 

To combat this, fishermen are paid for collecting plastic from the ocean. Those plastics are cleaned, pelletized and turned into yarn. The yarn is then turned into our garments and now can be infantilely recycled, which means it will never in the ocean again.

 

Why go for plastic at all? 

To be honest, it's the best solution for a bad situation. Although natural fibers like organic cotton are great, they do not have the same quick drying, recovery and wrinkle free properties of polyester which are an ideal fabric for swimwear and activewear. These benefits make it difficult to switch entirely away from synthetics. In addition, while natural fibers don't use non renewable resources, switching to 100% natural fibers would put a huge strain our our land and water use. It's a tricky balance. Recycled ocean polyester is not only a good compromise, but it helps address an existing problem, ocean waste.

 

How we tackle micro-fibers problem.

We realise that washing our garments will still contribute to the mirco-fiber problem. That's why we are proud to offer Cora Balls, the world's first microfiber catching Laundry Ball. Click "Cora Ball" in the menu to read more about the product.