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Irvine/Seoul - American surf brand O’Neill has developed a line of women’s swimwear made with Hyosung’s Mipan regen nylon as part of its new O’Neill Blue sustainable collection.

Mipan regen nylon is 100 per cent recycled from reclaimed waste, which saves valuable resources from being removed from the earth. The fibre is recognized and certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) of the Control Union in the Netherlands for its energy saving benefits.

“O’Neill is such an iconic brand among the surf community, and we are proud to have worked with the team to develop a sustainable solution for a swimwear range its consumers will feel good about purchasing - and wearing - knowing it is good for the environment,” said Mike Simko, Global Marketing Director, Hyosung - Textiles.

The new collection is part of O’Neill's plan to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly activewear with the brand recently unveiling its mission to minimize the impact on the planet and become a frontrunner on sustainability.

Underpinning this the philosophy of founder, Jack O’Neill who with his mantra, "the ocean is alive, and we’ve got to take care of it", founded the O’Neill Sea Odyssey in 1996 as a commitment to educating the youth about ocean conservation. Today, O’Neill carries on the spirit of Jack O’Neill in protecting the world's playgrounds through ocean initiatives, supply chain and expanding the O’Neill Blue sustainable product collection.

Hyosung is the manufacturer of creora spandex, the world’s largest spandex brand, supplying the broadest range of stretch fibre offerings supported by wide-ranging technology and quality. Mipan nylon and specialty polyester provide functional and sustainable fibre solutions that are essential to today’s dynamic textile market.

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