Patagonia Women's Short-Sleeved Micro Swell Rashguard
For all-day comfort in the water, the light, stretchy and fast-drying Short-Sleeved Micro Swell Rashguard has a low mock neck and strategically placed seams to prevent chafing. Solid fabrics are 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex; printed fabrics are 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
- Made of soft and durable 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex jersey (solids) and 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex jersey (prints)
- Low mock neck and cap sleeves offer comfort in the water and prevent upper-body chafing while paddling
- Raglan sleeves with gussets keep seams away from sensitive areas and allow a full range of arm movement
- Princess seams in front and back for a close-to-body fit that’s not too tight
- Hip length
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
- 122 g (4.3 oz)
Solids: 5.4-oz 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex jersey.
Prints: 5.8-oz 83% recycled polyester/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.