Our Materials

One of Zonarch’s founding pillars is to bring intention and disruption to the swim and resortwear market. As an industry, we need to move away from using synthetic fibers and improve upon durability, longevity, and function. The action behind being a sustainably minded company lays not only in reducing harm, but actively participating in regenerative practices that give back more than we take to the health of people and our planet’s ecosystems.

Our Materials

As an industry our impact weighs heavily on our choice of raw materials. We must start with the integrity of materials and take responsibility for the footprint and lifecycle of each. Zonarch is committed to using materials that are one or more of the following: recycled, natural, organic, renewable, reusable, and recyclable. We do not use any animal products such as leather, wool, fur, or feathers. In cases where natural fibers are not available, we choose exclusively recycled yarns such as recycled nylon made from post-consumer waste.

As an industry our impact weighs heavily on our choice of raw materials.

Swimwear
In our swimwear program, 100% of the fabrics used are GRS certified recycled nylon created from post-consumer waste. This waste is diverted from landfills and instead, regenerated and processed back to its original form ready to be woven into new fabric. Where traditional virgin nylon is not biodegradable, our Regenerated Nylon is infinitely recyclable and carries its integrity through the lifecycle made possible through this process. We pay a 20-40% premium for these recyclable fabrics.

Estimates claim that by using Regenerated Nylon, greenhouse gas emissions and energy requirements were cut by 50%.

Linen
Requiring far fewer chemical inputs than cotton and little to no irrigation, linen, made from flax, is by nature a more environmental fabric than most.

Organic linen: Boasting all of the same benefits as conventional linen, organic linen has the added benefit of the seeds, sprouts, and soil are spared from the use of fungicides and pesticides. Breathable, lightweight and slightly textured, linen softens with time and wear.

Loungewear
Made with 100% organic cotton yarn, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Starting from untreated, natural seeds, organic cotton is grown without synthetic fertilizers. Organic cotton crop rotation and composting maintain the health of naturally moist soil by creating a biodiverse, balanced ecosystem. As a result, organic cotton plants are more resistant to pests and disease eliminates the need for the use of pesticides which are often suspected to be carcinogenic or neurotoxic. As a result of the cleaner growing process, farm workers are afforded a healthier work environment and the resulting uncontaminated plant waste can be used for other purposes.

 

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