Patagonia Women's Solid Sunamee Bikini Bottoms
Our classic full-coverage bikini bottoms are made from 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane with an 88% nylon/12% elastane lining and hidden seams; 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™ sewing.
- Soft and durable fabric is made of an 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane blend; lighter colors have an additional hidden layer of lining fabric for modesty
- 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™ sewing
- 68 g (2.4 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.