Patagonia Women's Sunamee Bikini Bottoms
Our classic, full-coverage bikini bottoms are made from 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex (solids) or 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex (prints). Hidden elastic at the leg and waist openings provides a flattering fit and all-day comfort in and out of the water. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
- Soft and durable body fabric is made of 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex (solids) or 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex (prints); 88% nylon/12% spandex lining
- Straight, across-the-hip fit with a full-coverage seat
- Hidden seams and hidden elastic at the leg and waist openings for a flattering fit and effortless comfort
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
- 68 g (2.4 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.