UBU Swimwear is made from a luxury Italian fabric, Carvico Vita. Vita is a sustainable techno-fabric made from ECONYL®, a fabric that is 100% regenerated from post-consumer materials. It is, in our opinion, the very best ecological fabric option for swimwear. It has excellent UV protection at UPF 50+ - the maximum obtainable. It is impressively comfortable and extremely durable – tests have shown Vita to be two times more resistant to degradation from chlorine and sun creams and oils. That said, we do still advise all our customers to follow our Swimwear Care guide to keep your swimwear at its very best, for many seasons to come.
Not only is Vita a recycled material, it is has a luxurious softness which envelopes and caresses the body like a second skin. Perfect for all those long days you will spend on the beach or by the pool in your UBU swimwear! Other top qualities are that it is quick-drying, has excellent shape retention and is extra resistance to sun, chlorine and colour-fading under prolonged exposure.
Our pestemals are handwoven in Turkey by master weavers using 100% Turkish Cotton. Our manufacturer works with the weavers to provide the equipment needed to the weavers own homes, keeping this ancient art alive.
As much as we can, we are using recycled materials for all our packaging and supplies. And all of our package is recyclable so please remember to recycle!
If you have any ideas on how we can do better, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions on the materials we use, our products or you have any questions on your swimwear care.