Patagonia Women's Shell Seeker Bikini Bottoms
With sprightly hipster styling, our fullest-cut bikini bottoms have a high rise that sits straight across the hips for increased coverage, and full coverage in the seat. Prints are 83% recycled polyester/17% elastane; solids are 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
- Soft, stretchy and durable 83% recycled polyester/17% elastane (prints) or 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane (solids) jersey body fabric
- Higher rise sits straight across the hips for increased coverage in the front
- Full coverage in the seat
- Hidden seams and elastic for comfort, security and a flattering fit
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
- 77 g (2.7 oz)
Prints (body and waistband): 5.8-oz 83% recycled polyester/17% elastane jersey.
Solids (body and waistband): 5.4-oz 83% recycled nylon/17% elastane jersey.
Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
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.
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