Solange rash guard

Front view of a rash guard showing the high neckline. Side view of a rash guard showing the long sleeves. Rear view of a rash guard showing the zip. Side view of a rash guard showing the long sleeves. Front view of a rash guard showing the high neckline. Close view of a rash guard showing the fabric. Close view of a rash guard showing the closed zip. Close view of a rash guard showing the open zip. Close view of a rash guard showing the fabric.
Front view of a rash guard showing the high neckline. Side view of a rash guard showing the long sleeves. Rear view of a rash guard showing the zip. Side view of a rash guard showing the long sleeves. Front view of a rash guard showing the high neckline. Close view of a rash guard showing the fabric. Close view of a rash guard showing the closed zip. Close view of a rash guard showing the open zip. Close view of a rash guard showing the fabric.
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Object number
AIBDC : 008185
Country
Date
2018 (circa)

Description

A long sleeved top rash guard designed to be worn both in the water, as a cover up out of the water or at the gym. This top is both environmentally and socially ethical in its production. Manufacturing is local and the entire impact of all supply and delivery is considered. The material is made of 78% recycled polyamide and 22% Lycra® Xtra life. The recycled polyamide is a material called Econyl® which is made from used fishing nets and other regenerated material, RubyMoon is a partner of healthyseas.org to collect drifting or 'ghost' nets. The fabrics use waste reducing printing and dying techniques and are certified Oekotex and vegan meaning no harmful chemicals are used. The Gym to Swim® collection is in keeping with the principles of slow fashion, focusing on the look, construction and fit to create the best fitness wear possible using Xtra Life Lycra and chlorine resistance, durable high quality fabric. The Tropical Verve print was donated by the decorative artist, Sarah Arnett. 100% of the net profit made by RubyMoon is given to women across 13 different countries as a micro-loan to launch their business generating an income for them and their family to find a path out of poverty. All RubyMoon garments are named in tribute to those women. Solange was named after one of the women entrepreneurs that RubyMoon has invested in, from Benin in West Africa. Solange has a child and has used her loan from RubyMoon to but stock of household items to sell in order to pay for school fees.
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590mm
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