In order to replace most of the petrochemicals contained in its neoprene, Wildsuits uses a neoprene extracted from limestone to limit its carbon footprint.
To further reduce its ecological impact, Wildsuits neoprene uses an "Eco Carbon Black". This technology has been developed to replace one of the main components of a wetsuit, the "carbon black pigment". The use of neoprene pyrolyzed from scrap rubber tyres also helps to limit Wildsuits carbon footprint. About 1.5 billion used tyres are abandoned or burned each year, so by creating recycled neoprene we can create a high quality product and a second life for used tyres.
The use of used tyres reduces air pollution by limiting the emission of pollutants (CO2, SO2, NO2₂, VOCs) by 80%.
We are substituting the traditional solvent-based glue for a new patented environmentally friendly technology: water-based lamination. This has the same functional properties as solvent-based glue, but with no harmful chemicals.
A wide selection of the fabrics contained in the suits are knitted polyester yarns made from recycled plastic bottles. This helps to reduce both waste and material consumption at the same time.
Compared with other pigmentation techniques, "Dope Dyes Yarns" infuses dye pigments into molten plastic solution to produce coloured yarns without the dyeing process. This saves tremendous amounts of water while reducing energy consumption and water pollution.
Wildsuits has chosen, tested and selected manufacturing techniques and products that are designed to be durable and hardwearing, in order to increase the average life span of the suit.