BORN IN THE SEA, KŌRARU SWIMWEAR IS MADE FROM ECONYL® FIBER, A REGENERATED NYLON CREATED FROM WASTE SUCH AS FISHING NETS.
But it’s not only Kōraru’s products that are made sustainably, the lining of our packaging box uses fibres made from reused algae that are sourced from Norway, France, and Ireland. These are environments where excess amounts of the algae would otherwise harm the fragile ocean ecosystem. In fact, every part of our swimwear and packaging was created in a way that’s as compassionate as we could be towards our natural environment. In line with our Japanese origins, each bikini is wrapped in an origami envelope which is made from Paptic Tringa®, a new type of cellulose material that’s made in an eco-conscious way with wood fibres sourced from sustainably-managed forests. While we’re continuing to work on new forms of sustainability, we’re proud to say that all of the packaging materials used by Kōraru are 100% recyclable, and wherever possible re-usable energy and water-saving processes are applied in making them.
Made from regenerated nylon from a variety of waste sources, Econyl® fiber is infinitely recyclable, and therefore a truly circular material. Synthetic waste sources that would otherwise pollute the earth include industrial plastic, waste fabrics, and fishing nets, which are then regenerated into a new nylon yarn.
Shiro Alga Carta
The lining of our box, and the information card, are both made from Shiro Alga Carta, which includes upcycled algae that would otherwise put the ocean’s fragile ecosystem at risk. The unique material began life as a way to use the damaging algal blooms of the Venice lagoon, and today has been extended to other fragile marine areas.
The origami envelope that holds your swimwear is made from Paptic Tringa, a new type of cellulose material that was created in an eco-conscious way with wood fibres sourced from sustainably-managed forests. It’s a strong, durable material, and is renewable and reusable. In fact, while you can use it again if you wish, when disposed of, it’s 100% recyclable.
Circular By Nature
The symbol of the circle represents notions of wholeness, timelessness, and original perfection. At Kōraru we make the very most of every resource that we use, applying circularity to every aspect of the business, from raw materials, to product design, to packaging.
All of the packaging materials used by Kōraru are 100% recyclable, and wherever possible re-usable energy and water-saving processes were applied in making them.