Where are the materials used in Tidal Links products sourced from?
All of our fabrics and materials are carefully selected from sustainable suppliers.
The outer fabrics of our products are developed with multiple suppliers. Our Ocean Range is developed with Oceanworks, which is made from recycled ocean bound plastic, which is intercepted before entering our seas and oceans.
Our new Sea Range is made using 75% SEAQUAL yarn and 25% post-consumer recycled plastic. SEAQUAL yarn is made from 10% recycled plastic that has been recovered from the ocean and 90% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Our soft inner lining is made from 100% recycled PET, which provides a high quality and luxurious protective lining within our head covers and pouches.
Tidal Links is always looking to improve and address all aspects of its business, from its material selection through to product packaging and distribution methods.
What is ocean bound plastic?
Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) is a plastic waste that is not collected and is abandoned, where it will be transported to the ocean by rain, wind, tides, river flow and floods. OBP can be located up to 50km from coastlines in areas where waste management is inexistent or extremely inefficient. Plastic waste in managed landfills are not considered to be OBP.
It is estimated that 80% of plastic in oceans originates from land, meaning that the interception and collection of this waste is critical to protecting our oceans from further impact. This however only scratches the surface of the issue, with extreme change required to ensure correct management of waste and the fundamental issue of single use plastics and
For more details, refer to Jenna Jembeck et al. in Science on 13th February 2015. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.1260352.