This exciting new range of diving thermals are made with ECONYL® yarn which is a modern material made entirely of discarded “Ghost Nets” and other recyclable waste. The new technology is part of a push for and increased awareness around the need to put more emphasis on preserving and protecting our natural marine environment.
The result is a high quality new Thermocline range with improvements in comfort and style.
FOURTH ELEMENT OCEANPOSITIVE
Originally, fourth element OceanPositive products were conceived as a result of recycled ghost nets and other discarded waste – turned into ECONYL® yarn to use in our swimwear and rashguards. We believe, looking to the future, that the issues that surround the destruction of our seas go far beyond just abandoned fishing nets. Being ‘OceanPositive’ spans from not just what we do in the ocean but also what we do in our everyday lives.
Approximately 1.4 billion pounds of rubbish per year enters our seas. Dumped into our oceans daily, this threatens marine life, pollutes beaches and affects local tourism industries. In several parts of the world including the Gulf of Mexico and the Baltic Sea, depletion of oxygen in the water has created enormous dead zones. Imagine if below the water there was no more coral reef to explore, unique plants are dying out, wildlife is scarce and some cases, becoming extinct.
For scuba divers, snorkellers and many other water sport enthusiasts, the ocean is a place of beauty and we must fight to help it survive the impact of human activity. At fourth element we are taking small steps everyday to not only improve our products but also to consider the environmental impact of everything that we manufacture.
Working with organisations such as World Animal Protection, Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) and Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust in supporting Fathoms Free, our enthusiastic team of wildlife lovers and keen divers regularly help with activities such as beach cleans and retrieving ghost fishing nets.