Zulu & Zephyr began its journey in the Summer of 2012. Founders Candice and Karla Rose set out to revive and relive their mother’s Australian fashion era in
the 1970’s. The design brief was to evoke nostalgia with vintage prints and a focus on texture. As the success of the brand has grown, so too has the social responsibility which has led to the shift of our internal processes and priorities. Here, we would like to introduce two forth coming fabric compositions that have changed the face of our brand - for the better.
ZULU & ZEPHYR ECONYL®
Our entire Signature swim and our Mini swim collections re-launched using ECONYL® in 2020. Featuring the classic ribbed lycra synonymous with Zulu & Zephyr, exclusively developed in premium, regenerated nylon. Made from ECONYL® Rib outer and lined in premium weight ECONYL® lining. ECONYL® represents 100% of our fabric usage for Signature & Mini swim collections.
REPREVE is a polyester fibre made from recycled plastic bottles is fully certifiable and traceable. Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certified ensures the highest level of integrity, tracing recycled content while Standard 100 Oeko-tex certification ensures health and safety for people and planet. Find out more about REPREVE® certifications here.
will comprise over 70% of our Resort 22 mainline swim offering. While lining made from REPREVE® will be across all styles, 100% of the collection.
Excitingly we are currently in the midst of custom development using REPREVE® recycled polyester, to ensure we can maintain aesthetic true to the brand while also driving our commitment to transition to using regenerated, recycled fabrics across our entire mainline swim offering by July 2022.
ABOUT OUR SWIMWEAR LINING
Our entire Signature swim and Mini swim collections are lined in premium weight ECONYL® lining. ECONYL® represents 100% of our fabric usage for Signature & Mini swim collections. As of Resort 22 our entire Ready to Wear swimwear will be lined in premium weight REPREVE® lining. Therefore as of November 2021, all our swimwear will be lined in regenerated, recycled fabrications across all collections.