We do not inherit the planet from our ancestors.
We borrow it from our children.
Learn how we protect our planet with conscious design choices and ethical production.
WALLIEN is a celebration of female surfers, and as such, we respect, enjoy, and appreciate the ocean.
We understand that garment production can have a significant environmental impact and therefore do our best in all design decisions to protect our planet's valuable resources.
Plus, we want to know who makes our products and ensure that they are treated in the same way.
This work is never done, and we will continue to strive to get better every day.
By using earth mined limestone neoprene for our wetsuits water resources are conserved, and the carbon footprint is significantly reduced.
Part of the production process runs on electricity generated by water. And the generation of base material for neoprene uses 1/10th of the heat of it's petroleum alternative.
LONG LIFE SPAN
The durability of limestone neoprene makes wetsuits last 2 to 3 times longer than their petroleum alternative.
High-quality jerseys, zippers, stitches and glues further maximise their lifespan avoiding early retirement to landfill.
NO END OF SEASON DISCARDS
We don’t want to adhere to the fashion “clock” . We introduce “evergreens “ that will continued into every season. There is no need to discount or discard these products at the end of the season.
On top of that we have a few “limited edition” items , made in a limited quantities and are being sold until they are gone. We aim to sell them out within one season, but if that’s not the case we will continue the sales within the next season.
As surfers, we enter nature appreciating and respecting its power and forever changing capabilities.
For our swimwear we use high quality Italian fabrics (for both the outside fabric as well as the lining) made from regenerated plastic bottles and/or recovered ocean plastics (like fish nets).
No more plastics bags! We wrap your wetsuit in a bio-plastic bag made from corn that is compostable and carbon neutral.
And your items are delivered in recyclable carton boxes and biodegradable bags.
ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
To minimise transport pollution, we minimise the distance between the source materials and the factory. And the factory is regularly audited for social compliance.