Patagonia Women's Solid Kupala Cross Back Bikini Top
A full-coverage triangle bikini top for surfing and swimming with adjustable cross-back ties; made of a soft and durable 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane blend. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
- Soft and durable body fabric is an 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane blend
- Lining made from a swim-specific 88% nylon/12% elastane blend
- Triangle bikini top with adjustable crossover ties in back
- Removable, side-entry soft cups
- Supportive elastic band under the bust
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
- 57 g (2 oz)
Body: 5.4-oz 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane jersey.
Lining: 4-oz 88% nylon/12% elastane jersey.
Fair Trade Certified™ sewingView The Footprint Chronicles
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.
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. Fair Trade is one of the first tools we’re using at Patagonia to raise workers’ wages, improve their standard of living and move them closer to earning a living wage.