Surf Sock was born from our concern about plastic pollution. Our kids and their friends were putting plastic bags on their feet to make it easier to slide into their wetsuits and this didn't sit right with us. We wanted to find a recycled alternative that could be used by all wetsuit wearers including ocean swimmers, divers, triathletes etc.
We've been very lucky to find a fabulous local sailcloth suppliers Dimension-Polyant, Contender and Scott Sails who lets us take offcuts that would otherwise go to landfill. We collect an array of colours and material which is why every Surf Sock is unique.
Not wanting to see so much beautiful sail material go to waste, we launched a sister range called re-Sail. Just like Surf Sock our re-Sail products are made to last and provide a lasting alternative to plastic bags.
Sure, it would be much easier to buy material and mass produce, but we think it's worth going the extra mile to minimise landfill and plastic pollution. We hope you do too.
Made from sail offcuts destined for landfill
Designed and made in Australia
Keeping our oceans plastic free.
Nadine and Lucy xx
A powerful reason to say no to plastic
Eight billion! Yes 8 billion, tonnes of plastics waste went into the ocean in 2010. The plastic breaks down into tiny pieces called micro plastics, which float in our oceans forever.
Australia has between 4,000 - 23,000 microplastic fragments per square kilometre and you guessed it, plastic bags are one of the main polluters.
Apart from polluting our oceans and beaches, plastics are choking our marine life and destroying its fragile ecosystem. Micro plastics are now part of our food chain and are a major concern for our health and our planet.
Every small change makes a difference. Switch from plastic bags to a re-usable, long lasting Surf sock and help yourself and the planet.