The companies Patagonia and Yulex have introduced the first alternative to the traditional neoprene wetsuit, which is plant-based and even 30% stretchier and dries instantly.
The biorubber material is made from guayule, a renewable, non-food crop that requires very little water, grows domestically in the US, uses no pesticides, and in comparison to traditional neoprene, has a very clean manufacturing process.
Patagonia’s aim is to encourage other manufacturers to use this material and therefore they offer the formula public and for free.
Those, who are interested in this ecological wetsuit, can visit Patagonia’s website and order it.
Here’s also a littel video about the coperation from the two companies Patagonia and Yulex: