'The Japanese Wetsuit'

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Vissla is proud to collaborate with premium Japanese wetsuit maker BEWET. Available now online in a 3/2 and 4/3 smoothie.
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THIS IS THE STORY

For starters all of the wetsuits are hand made in Japan. Our polychloroprene is made of limestone. Polychloroprene (Neoprene) is normally made of petroleum through a chemical process. BEWET does not use petroleum. The limestone is sourced in the Kurochime Mountains area in Niigata, Japan. They were originally plankton piled up over 300 million years ago in the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the highest degrees in purity. The limestone is heated with cokes (fuel with few impurities) to make a carbide bond. Then the carbide is processed with acetylene gas and hydrochloric acid to make polychloropene. To heat the materials, our factory uses only hydroelectric power that comes from 15 power stations located in the Hida Mountains. This makes it self-sustainable and eco friendly. Corn oil is used as softener instead of petroleum additives.

The remnants from BEWET’s factory as well as used wetsuits are collected from customers and carried to a thermal power station in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido to generate electricity. BEWET’s Factory is also powered by a solar power system. More than 60% of the electricity is powered by solar panels on the rooftop of the factory (100% on a sunny day!).

OUR POLYCHOLOROPRENE IS MADE OF 100% LIMESTONE
• Polychloroprene (Neoprene) is normally made of petroleum through a chemical process. We do not use petroleum. The limestone is sourced in the Kurochime Mountains area in Niigata, Japan. They were originally plankton piled up over 300 million years ago in the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the highest degrees in purity. The limestone is heated with cokes (fuel with few impurities) to make a carbide bond. Then the carbide is processed with acetylene gas and hydrochloric acid to make polychloropene.

CORN OIL IS USED AS A SOFTENER INSTEAD OF PETROLEUM ADDITIVES
• Through 1 and 2 above, we acheived to reduce 75.5% of petroleum use to make a wetsuit.

OUR FACTORY IS POWERED BY A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM
• More than 60% of the electricity is powered by solar panels on the rooftop of the factory (100% on a sunny day!).

NO WASTES
• All the remnants from our factory as well as used wetsuits collected from customers are carried to a thermal power station in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido to generate electricity.

THE WORLD'S BEST NEOPRENE
• Lighter, warmer, stretchier... This is not a marketing gimic...