Turning single-use plastic into sustainable, quick-dry beach towels
Ocean Armour was born out of our love for our oceans, the amazing ecosystems under the waves, and the marine life that calls them home.
From product to packaging, sustainability is at the core of everything we do.
Want to find out more about how Ocean Armour was born? Find out more about Our Story.
Our beach towels and changing ponchos are made from recycled polyester (rPET).
rPET is produced by taking exisiting materials, like plastic bottles & packaging, breaking them down into tiny pieces, and reforming them into yarn which in turn creates a recycled, sustainable fabric alternative.
Our rPET fabric offers the perfect combination of sustainability and practicality!
- Quick-drying: the waffle weave allows the fabric to dry 3x faster than regular towel material
- Soft & absorbant: it feels luxurious and can hold 5x its weight in water
- Antimicrobial: less washing & no damp odour
- Compact & Lightweight: folding to half the size of a regular towel
- Sand Free: One quick shake and any sand & dirt will fall off, so you can leave the beach where it belongs!
WHY IS RPET better than the alternatives?
The beach towels or changing ponchos you're currently using are made from either polyester or cotton.
Yearly we throw away 480 BILLION plastic bottles are - mind-blowing, right?
rPET takes that waste and turns it into a commodity - a planet-friendly yarn with the same practical qualities as the virgin alternative.
The rPET process also uses 90% less water, 70% less energy & has an 80% lower carbon footprint.
HOW OUR FABRIC IS MADE
SUSTAINABILITY IS AT THE CORE OF EVERYTHING WE DO
We know recycled fabrics are not perfect. Producing anything comes at a cost.
As a new, purpose-driven business we are committed to always reviewing & improving our footprint on the planet.
- We ship all our orders plastic-free using biodegradable mailers
- We're working with our factory to swap the protective plastic wrapping used when they ship them to us
"STOP WASTE. Stop wasting energy, stop wasting food, stop wasting plastic, and stop wasting time. " David Attenborough