Body Glove ECO – Environmentally Friendly Wetsuits

Following in Patagonia’s treehugging footsteps, Body Glove is releasing their ECO wetsuit, made from snappily named eco-flex and bio-stretch. The Eco-flex exterior is “the purest form of non toxic stretch material on the planet.” I’m not sure what that means, but it is supposedly non-petroleum based and “100% environmentally friendly.” The mid later, Bio-stretch, is made from natural rubber, and the “interior of the ECO is 100% non-petroleum calcium carbonate closed cell foam rubber. Sounds promising, we surfers have another choice in environmentally friendly wetsuits, plenty of catchy marketing words, an odd photo shoot with a surfer in a jungle, and a maybe touch of greenwashing as well.

via Stefan Teitge

4 Responses to “Body Glove ECO – Environmentally Friendly Wetsuits”

  1. g.e. campbell Says:

    Great with Patigonia and Body Glove both taking the lead to make eco-friendly wetsuits the rest should follow suit and do the same and quit the addiction to carbon based products.
    I Have been making eco-friendly surfboards for over 20 years an people are just catching on now time for getting off the toxic crap and on to the next step into the future of a carbonless surf industry.

  2. Kristin Discipulo Says:

    What country is the wet suit made?
    & what countrys are they sold in?

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  4. […] there has been a lot of talk in the surf world about “green” wetsuits (1, 2, 3, 4). Most of the claims revolve around the use of neoprene made from limestone rather than petroleum. […]

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