Patagonia Women's Solid Nanogrip Bikini Bottoms
Our pinnacle-performance swim bottoms in a classic cut with moderate coverage in the seat; made with an 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane body fabric, delicate contrast waistband and blended microfiber lining for outstanding slip resistance. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
- Soft and durable 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane jersey body fabric paired with blended microfiber lining for outstanding slip resistance when wet
- Sits straight and low across the hips with a delicate contrast waistband
- Moderate coverage in the seat
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
- 60 g (2.1 oz)
Body: 5.4-oz 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane jersey.
Interior lining: 4-oz 88% nylon/12% elastane jersey.
Lining: 4.3-oz 81% polyester/19% polyurethane nanofiber double knit.
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.