OUR INITIATIVES

Global Recycled Standard and Control Union Certified

Our swimwear and activewear is made from recycled plastic bottles. It is an incredible innovation for supporting Mother Nature and the fight to keep our oceans clean and beautiful. This process transforms post-consumer plastic bottles into soft, usable yarn, reducing waste and fossil fuel consumption.

Our community loves the ocean as much as we do, so we are proud to do our part in keeping significant amounts of plastic out of the beautiful deep blue and a part of your adventurous wardrobe rotation.

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In addition to our swimwear and activewear, our latest neoprene collection features Eco Soft Skin Technology laminated onto the neoprene panels (inside & out), made from post-consumer plastic bottles.

We love prints and colour. It is important to us that we apply these in an environmentally friendly way.

Our print and dyestuffs used in our swimwear, activewear & OrganicEarth collection meet the high standards of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Class I and are certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health and the environment.

Many Vivida products come packaged in plant based compostable bags. We are further rolling this out for all our products in accordance with our sustainability initiatives.. Our bags made from PLA, a plastic alternative from a natural source (corn starch) meet the European Standard EN 13432. They will disintegrate after 12 weeks in an industrial composter and completely biodegrade after 6 months. We recommend repurposing this plant bag before depositing it into a compost facility.

Our e-commerce mailing bags are made from virgin polymer, regran and a biodegradable additive.

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Cotton is an incredible, made from the earth fibre, however, standard cotton requires more water, pesticides and degrades the soil over time. In our OrganicEarth collection we use organic cotton, made from natural seeds and without pesticides or other harmful chemicals. As a result, our organic cotton products are safer for our skin, and our earth.

This collection is further elevated by these additional eco credentials:

Renewable energy – the production facility in India is fully powered by renewable energy (wind & solar). Natural Irrigation - 95% of the water used in production comes from natural monsoon irrigation. It has been calculated that a single Vivida OrganicEarth T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2e. Carbon offsets have not been used, and our footprint calculations are certified by the Carbon Trust Certifications in the U.K. GOTS approved dyes, made in a controlled environment where wastewater is thoroughly treated. OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Class I & REACH certified Cotton waste generated is returned to the field as an organic fertiliser or used for other products manufactured in the local area. (The production of a T-shirt requires five times its end weight in raw cotton).

In order to replace the harmful petrochemicals found in common neoprene, we instead utilise eco friendly technologies to avoid such toxic ingredients.

Eco CarbonBlack, one of the key ingredients of neoprene, that enhances the longevity of the suit, is pyrolsed from scrap rubber tyres and added to our neoprene. This process gives a second life to polluting products, and when reclaimed, produces energy and cuts CO2 emissions by approximately 200g per garment.

In addition, we use earth-mined limestone to replace petrochemicals in our neoprene. It comes from nature and has a lower environmental impact.

Our factory recycles as much neoprene production waste as possible and turns it into products, keeping them out of landfill.

Aqua-A ™ water-based lamination glue, joins together our Limestone neoprene and Eco SoftSkin Technology without the need for harmful VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Aqua-A ™ glue replaces traditional solvent glues in the lamination process.
The fabric mills used by our Neoprene factory have received Bluesign System Partner certification and meet the most demanding standards in the textiles industry for energy, water usage & waste disposal.
We use recycled and recyclable cards for our swing tickets and encourage our customers to repurpose these tickets in their everyday lives. We are introducing natural string attachments, and for some products using safety pins. All these items can be reused. Why not use the string to support new growth in your garden, use your swing ticket as a book-mark, or save for a future purpose.

R&D is underway to incorporate the following materials into our ranges : bamboo, upcycled coconut shells, upcycled coffee grounds, upcycled pineapple leaves.

When we have the capacity to support such an intitiative, we aspire to encourage products to be sent back to us when they're worn out and subsequently make new product from the material we recover. As individual consumers, the best thing we can do for the planet is to keep our stuff in use for longer.

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