Ethical and Sustainable Fashion is taking the world by storm and GiLo Lifestyle is driving #fashionwithaconscience to promote the idea that high quality clothing can be ethically created.
GiLo Lifestyle’s boardshorts and lifestyle shorts are made from 92% recycled plastic bottles and 8% spandex.
The story begins in Cape Town, South Africa, where two great friends with a conscience about the state of our oceans, and the desire to make a difference, began a fashion brand that embodies the belief that we all should Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Making a difference without sacrificing on style or quality
Creating a fabric that is both comfortable and durable has allowed Co-Founders Gina and Loren to bring their company to life.
Their board shorts and lifestyle shorts are soft to touch, water repellent, quick-dry, seamless on the inner thigh and are made from 4-way stretch performance fabric; making them the perfect choice for anyone wanting to look great and make a difference.
How do you create a sustainable fashion brand?
GiLo Lifestyle’s fabric is made from PET and spandex. PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate, the clear plastic used for water bottles. It is globally recognised as non-toxic and strong yet lightweight and flexible. It is 100% recyclable.
Step 1: Plastic bottles are stripped of caps and labels, and then thoroughly cleaned to remove any residue or contaminants.
Step 2: The plastic is processed into flakes and washed again to ensure there is nothing left but 100% RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) remaining.
Step 3: The clean flakes are transformed into small pellets of pure recycled plastic.
Step 4: The pellets are then extruded into yarn.
Eco-Friendly shorts delivered to your door
The ocean is our responsibility and what happens to it, impacts us all.
Buying and wearing fashion that is made from recycled plastic bottles retrieved from our oceans is a good place to start.
Looking for boardshorts and lifestyle shorts that are multi-functional and suit all sports? The type of shorts you can swim in and wear as a fashion item? Look no further because GiLo has the shorts for you!