It is the only swimwear to be designed by divers for divers, the raw material for which is also collected by divers.
The fabric is made from fishing nets taken by divers from wrecks and reefs as a raw material, turning the traditional “cradle to grave” design philosophy on its head to create a product line that is good for the marine environment. It also happens to be more performing in terms of UV, chlorine and seawater than most swimwear fabrics.
Sensitive and thoughtful design for clasps, seams and a large range of mens and women styles, make the range suitable for wearing under wetsuits or look great during the surface interval, beach or pool.
Ghost Fishing is the term given to what happens when fishing nets that have been abandoned, snagged on reef and wrecks, continue to trap marine wildlife and present huge hazards to divers. Up to 640,000 tonnes of nylon fishing gear lurks beneath the ocean and more is added every day.
These nets are now being gathered by divers, in what is a dangerous and demanding pursuit, from wrecks and the ocean floor as part of the highly successful “Ghost Fishing Project” to be recycled into useable / knittable nylon.
Inspired by the Ghost Fishing Project and the many dive teams in Europe and North America who are retrieving the nets, Fourth Element has created the Ocean Positive Line. For more details see http://oceanpositive.net/concept/oceanpositive and then come and have a look in store...