Zhik’s ECO Wetsuits shortlisted for METS DAME Design Award 2018

Can Zhik make it three in a row?

For the third year in a row, the innovative Australian apparel brand Zhik is up for a DAME Award at METS 2018, with its new line of ECO Wetsuits.

Zhik’s range of ECO friendly wetsuits, which will be unveiled to retailers at the Show, are made from ECOFOAM a non-neoprene substitute. Sourced from sustainable, plant based natural resources and recycled plastics, ECOFOAM takes away the traditional non bio-degradable oil-based neoprenes which have a high carbon footprint.

Zhik CEO Piet Poelmann comments: “Zhik is Made for water. The ‘ECO’ element is a logical consequence of our activities. Water is our playground, and it covers 71% of the world! Through our involvement of many ‘clean water’ initiatives, like the Volvo Ocean race, we know there is still a lot to do. In the last years, we started to remove plastic from our packaging, and now we introduce the ECO wetsuit. It is our way to try and help keep our playground clean.”

Zhik won a DAME Award in 2017 for their Avlare water-repelling technical tops and in 2018 with the Isotak Ocean range with its Adaptive Hydrovision hood.

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