Upcycled Coconut Strech Boardshorts by Vissla

Posted: May 27,2015 Written by 

Vissla is a clothing brand that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. They embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. This is a surf-everything and ride-anything mentality.

You may ask yourself, why make them out of coconuts?

Each year, the Earth gives us more than 20 billion of them to use as we please. Most of the time, the inner portion of the nut is made into food, medical and cosmetic products. The outer husk is considered waste and discarded; only to be transported to sit and rot in a landfill. This is an inefficient process that brings unwarranted harm upon the environment. Turns out that coconut husks blended with polyester are a perfect material to make boardshorts out of. Thanks to a process called Cocotex, the overlooked “waste” is turned into an activated carbon fabric. And the properties of this fabric are everything you could ever wish and more for a pair of trunks.

Tropical Gothic Boardshort Vissla

Boardshorts are available in a variety of styles and colors, whats not to love?

Another question you may ask yourself, what is so special about these shorts?

They are stretchy so they don't limit yourself in the water. They are breathable, which helps them dry faster! They also fight against order thanks to the carbon surface. They look just as amazing as they feel! Lastly, these shorts are helping make this world a better place because fewer coconuts will be thrown away.

 Get yourself a pair today!

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Along with boardshorts, Vissla makes rashguards and wetsuits up to 4/3 mm. Check them out!

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