Patagonia Women's One-Piece Kupala Swimsuit
Swim, dive, surf or paddle, our One-Piece Kupala Swimsuit keeps you comfy and covered with a soft, stretchy and durable 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex blend. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
- Body fabric made from soft 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex jersey; lining is 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex jersey
- A flattering V-neck front features elegant ruching at the bust and an adjustable cross-back strap that stays in place
- Hidden underbust elastic band adds support and comfort
- Open scoop back has center-back ruching detail
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
- 153 g (5.4 oz)
Body: 5.8-oz 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex jersey.
Lining: 5.4-oz 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex jersey.
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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.