A Vissla Films short by Ariel Diaz
Featuring Mr. Coconut and Mrs. Plastic
The process of upcycling converts waste into want. In making these garments, coconut husks are upcycled into an odor-resistant, fast drying, Cocotex® yarn. They are then blended with Repreve® recycled plastic bottles polyester yarns to create the perfect performance boardshort fabric that you can wear and enjoy. This reduces the amount of waste in the oceans and in landfills, giving you style you can feel good about.
COCONUTS ARE NATURE’S LITTLE MIRACLE.
Each year, the Earth gives us more than 20 billion of them to use as we please. Most of the time, the inner portion of the nut is made into food, medical and cosmetic products. The outer husk is considered waste and discarded; only to be transported to sit and rot in a landfill. This is an inefficient process that brings unwarranted harm upon the environment. Turns out that coconut husks blended with polyester are a perfect material to make boardshorts out of. Thanks to a process called Cocotex®, the overlooked “waste” is turned into an activated carbon fabric. And the properties of this fabric are everything you could ever wish for in a pair of trunks.