Patagonia Women's Nanogrip Banded Bikini Bottoms
The stay-put Nanogrip Banded Bottoms are pinnacle-performance surf bikini bottoms with a secure mid-rise fit, an innovative, blended microfiber lining for outstanding slip resistance, and tiny coverage in the seat. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
- Soft and durable body fabric (solids: 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex jersey; prints: 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex jersey) paired with blended microfiber lining for outstanding slip resistance when wet
- Straight, across-the-hip fit
- Minimal coverage in the seat
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
- 57 g (2 oz)
Solids: 5.4-oz 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex jersey.
Prints: 5.8-oz 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex jersey.
Lining: 4.3-oz 80% polyester (33% recycled)/20% polyurethane nanofiber double knit.
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Fair Trade Certified™
We pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries our label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.