OceanPositive swimwear, rashguards, wetsuits and thermal gear made from recycled ghost fishing nets..

Fourth Element

Who: Fourth Element

Where: Helston, Cornwall, UK

What: Swimwear, rashguards, underwater thermal gear and wetsuits made from recycled ghost nets and other discarded waste, turned into ECONYL® yarn. Gives UPF50+ protection blocking at least 97.5% of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

About: Fourth Element cater for scuba divers, snorkellers and many other water sport enthusiasts. They are at the forefront of both wetsuit, drysuit and thermal protection design for use in the most demanding underwater environments from remote tropical destinations to sub-zero polar regions. From compostable packaging to recycled swimwear and supporting various environmental charities, they are heavily involved in ocean conservation efforts.

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  • Fourth Element have pledged their commitment to eliminate all single-use plastic from their product packaging by 2020 and to continue their development of products from recycled materials.
  • Fourth Element work directly with organisations such as World Animal Protection, Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) and Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.
  • Their Fathoms Free team of wildlife lovers and keen divers regularly help with activities such as beach cleans and retrieving ghost fishing nets.
  • They have partnered with several of the world’s leading charities and non-profit organisations to produce collections of lifestyle clothing – the sales of which directly benefit those organisations, e.g. The Shark Trust, the Plastic Oceans Foundation, the Manta Trust and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation.



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