OCEANTEE, the sustainable golf brand, has introduced a new product line for men and women made from a never-before-seen fabric that is a triumph in sustainable performance.
The ultra-lightweight OCEANIC polo is made from a pioneering blend of Tencel Lyocell® and Tencel REFIBRA® fibers that uniquely combines wood pulp and repurposed cotton to create the perfect summer golf garment.
The Oceanic polo delivers on performance and style. The fabric is naturally breathable and temperature-regulating, with properties that keep you cool, dry and odour free. The collarless design is enhanced with contrast tipping, just like its namesake; the critically endangered Oceanic White Tip shark and is also available as a sleeveless polo for women. The 3 colourways Aqua, Light Grey and Black are available from American Golf online and instore retailing at £49.99.
Ed Sandison, Founder of OCEANTEE, explains why he is excited to bring these products to the golf market, “As well as hitting the mark when it comes to sustainability, the Oceanic polos are incredible performance garments. Unlike polyester, the microscopic fibrils are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, keeping you dry and creating a refreshingly cooling sensation on your skin. Because the polo absorbs moisture efficiently, bacterial growth on the surface of the fabrics, which causes sweaty odours, just doesn’t happen.”
The performance credentials of the new fabric blend are further enhanced by its production methods. TENCEL Lyocell fibers have a reputation for their environmentally responsible, closed-loop production process. This transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%.
The pioneering REFIBRA technology involves upcycling cotton scraps from garment production. These cotton scraps are transformed into cotton pulp. A substantial proportion – up to one third- of this is added to wood pulp, and the combined raw material is transformed to produce new virgin Tencel Lyocell fibers, contributing to the circular economy in textiles.
In addition to contributing to the circular economy in textiles, this garment is manufactured in Europe at the only factory in the world to have so far met the textiles procurement standard set by GreenPeace. OCEANTEE also donates 25% of corporate profits to marine conservation charities dedicated to combatting plastic pollution, leaving customers feeling great in every sense.
OCEANTEE are a Proud Supplier of the Ladies European Tour, Official Tee Supplier to the EuroPro Tour and a Corporate Partner of the GEO Foundation.
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