Coconuts are nature's little miracle.

Each year, the Earth gives us more than 20 billion of them to use as we please. Most of the time, the inner portion of the nut is made into food, medical and cosmetic products. The outer husk is considered waste and discarded; only to be transported to sit and rot in a landfill. Turns out that coconut husks blended with recycled Repreve polyester are a perfect material to make boardshorts out of. Thanks to a material called Cocotex®, the overlooked “waste” is turned into an activated carbon fabric. And the properties of this fabric are everything you could ever wish for in a pair of trunks.

Vissla uses Cocotex and Repreve certified yarns

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Upcycling

The process of upcycling converts waste into want. In making these garments, coconut husks were upcycled into an odor-resistant, fast drying, Cocotex® yarn. They are then blended with Repreve® recycled polyester yarns to create the perfect performance boardshort fabric that you can wear and enjoy.

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Ocean-Friendly Boardshorts

In the past, water repellant fabrics were treated with chemicals known as PFCs and Fluorocarbons to help prevent surface saturation into the fabrics. The problem is that, as these chemicals are released from the fabrics over time, they have been shown to harm the living organisms they come into contact with by affecting reproduction and hormone systems. In an effort to minimize our environmental impact and protect the oceans and waves that raised us, we’ve moved to 100% PFC and Fluorocarbon-free DWR water repellant coating for our boardshorts. Cheers to that.

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