Environmentally Friendly Fabrics
What makes Santa Monica swimwear above and beyond your regular swimsuits?
They are produced using Fluity -(CO2)®
Fluity -(CO2)® is a tightly knitted fabric produced with elastane and biodegradable nylon microfibers, an innovative Brazilian technology. Improvements were made to the development of nylon 6.6 so that items made from it may decompose faster after being disposed of at a proper landfill.
What before took multiple decades to occur, now takes less than one!
The new improved nylon microfiber threads are thinner than hair strands, because of this, items made with it have a smoother look as well as a soft, resilient, supple yet springy consistency which allows it to naturally adjust to your body.
Besides feeling soft against the skin and super comfortable to wear, the fabric made from the improved nylon has yet another feature, it also allows for better natural moisture absorption.
Rhodia®, a company of Solvay® group, is the one responsible for the research and development of AMNI Soul Eco®, a new type of nylon thread. Fluity-(CO2)® is a member of the CO2control® family, a production concept that belongs to Santaconstancia; a company whose objective is to offer products that are environmentally friendly.
Fluity -(CO2)® not only has ultraviolet protection of UV 50+ but is also free from toxic chemicals to human skin according to the Oeko-Tex 100 Class I - international standard. With technical support and partnership with the State of Sao Paulo’s basic sanitation company – SABESP, we make viable use of industrial water in the process of textile dyeing and printing, thus avoiding the use of potable water by using reusable water.
*Under appropriate conditions. The process can last up to 5 years in anaerobic environments. Based on ASTM D5511: standard method to determine the anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under high solids anaerobic digestion conditions. Standard method to determine the anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials with high solids content.
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