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Fourth Element

Oahu Bikini Bottoms with Recycled Nylon

£35.00 Regular price

The Oahu sustainable bikini bottoms are made using ECONYL® nylon recycled from ghost fishing nets and other waste materials. Not only does ECONYL® save materials from going to landfill, it's enhanced chlorine and salt resistance ensures that the bikini has a longer life.  The mesh side panels and high waist give a sporty look and feel, perfect for outdoor swimming.  

The matching bikini top can be found here

Sustainability

Features

- High waisted
- Mesh side panels
- Contrast waist band
- ECONYL® recycled nylon
- 4-way stretch premium Italian LYCRA® (78% ECONYL® recycled Nylon and xtra life™ LYCRA®)
- Improved chlorine and salt resistance
- Lining: 88% Polyester, 18% Elastane
- Machine washable at 30°C

- Compostable packaging made with non-GMO certified sustainable cassava starch
- Made in Mexico

 

Sizing

Model 1 wears size Large and is 5'9" / Chest 36" / Waist 30" / Hips 40"
Model 2 wears size Small and is 5'7" / Chest 36" / Waist 26" / Hip 35"

Fourth Element have moved to universal sizing, please refer to the size chart below to find the best fit for you. 

Universal Height Chest Waist
cm cm cm
XS 163 - 170 74 - 82 57 - 65
S 165 - 173 80 - 88 63 - 71
M 168 - 175 86 - 94 69 - 77
L 170 - 178 92 - 100 75 - 83
XL 173 - 180 98 - 106 81 - 89
XXL 173 - 180 104 - 112 87 - 95
Universal Hip Inside Leg UK size
cm cm
XS 82 - 90 73 - 77 8
S 88 - 96 75 - 79 10
M 94 - 102 77 - 81 12
L 100 - 108 79 - 83 14
XL 106 - 114 81 - 85 16
XXL 112 - 120 81 - 85 18
Care instructions
Machine washable at 30°C

 

The maker
Fourth Element began as a diving company who set out to design high quality clothing with a simple, diving orientated style.  Outdoor swimmers are starting to purchase the brand due to the quality, design and environmental commitment of the company.  Fourth Element are committed to doing everything they can to preserve oceans for the future and with this in mind introduced their Ocean Positive range of swimwear and products.  Ocean Positive products were originally conceived a from recycled ghost nets and other discarded waste – turned into ECONYL® yarn to use in their swimwear and rash-guards. They are constantly reviewing their products to add more sustainable fabrics and ensuring anything created is thoughtfully considered for its environmental impact.


Examples of Fourth Element's sustainable practices include:
- Products are packaged in compostable or FSC certified paper bags or cardboard. 
- Their headquarters in Cornwall is entirely powered by solar power. 
- Organic waste is composted on site allowing them to test the claims of compostability by packaging suppliers.
- Wetsuits which cannot be repaired or sold are either donated to charitable groups such as those introducing wounded servicemen and women to scuba diving and surfing, or scout troops, or they are re-purposed by local groups into book bags as part of a local young enterprise programme.
- They have their milk delivered in glass bottles from the local dairy.