Vissla’s Eco Seas joins the relatively untouched category of wetsuits with an eco-friendly focus
January 26, 2016- Orange County, California- The Vissla Eco-Seas wetsuit is developed in conjunction with Sheico to utilize some of the most earth conscious materials and production techniques, including natural rubber instead of neoprene, water based glues rather than solvent based materials for laminating & recycled plastic bottles used for the interior & exterior jerseys. All blending together to make a suit that is arguably the most flexible and environmentally friendly wetsuit on the market. With anatomically correct, tailored fit body lines and minimal seams, the suit allows for unrestricted warmth and performance. The suit goes even further with subtle embossed branding, eliminating the need for any unnecessary solvent based printing.
The initial product release available in surf shops around the globe starting August 2016 features a 3/2mm for cool water ranging from 56 – 65° F / 13 – 18° C.
After years of development Sheico finalized NaturalPrene™. This cutting edge material is a Natural Rubber Foam harvested from renewable rubber trees that replaces traditional neoprene. NaturalPrene™ is 100% neoprene-free. Aqua-A™ lamination glue is water based and completely solvent free with no harmful chemicals. Aqua-A™ replaces traditional solvent based glues in the lamination process. Upcycled Ultraspan™ water repellent jersey made from recycled bottles replaces traditional petroleum based fabrics. Each wetsuit uses approx. 45 Recycled bottles to make up the material used in the jersey lining. Upcycled Thermal full body lining insulates heat and dries fast. Together these Eco friendly materials make the Eco Seas wetsuit warm, soft, and stretchy. This allows for more freedom of movement while surfing and more ease to put on and take off.
Vissla is a brand that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. We embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. This is a surf-everything and ride-anything mentality.
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