Arqutype was founded with a vision of making a positive impact – one that doesn’t compromise on quality or the unique design of high-end swimwear.
Our innovative, wholly Australian owned range is entirely crafted from recycled plastics, more often than not from our waterways or oceans. These are transformed and given new life as a low-impact weave that is used throughout the collection.
Not only is this an eco-conscious and more sustainable choice, but the fabrication feels soft, comfortable and has a high-quality finish. Oh, and it’s not just about looking good and doing good – everything is crafted with functionality in mind. You can wear our fashion-forward swimwear in the very ocean you are helping protect.
Our brand ethos is focused on being mindful while delivering real improvements with each chic design. The result is a carefully curated range perfect for anyone who wants to look and feel amazing through their fashion choices.
Why Recycled Materials?
As much as we believe in living in the present, we want to do our bit to help protect the future. We are inspired by the often-overlooked efficacy that can be repurposed from the massive volume of wasted materials around us.
Our call to action was learning that nearly half of the world’s clothing is made of synthetic materials that contain crude oil! Not-so-fun fact: over 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced, with approximately 8 million tonnes ending up in waterways each year. Consumer and commercial demand mean this is set to continue increasing further – No Bueno.
Rather than being part of the problem, we want to be part of the solution. Instead of polluting our water further or having marine life ingest or entangled in plastic debris, we made the commitment to upcycle.
With your support, we want to give plastic a new life as a functional product that makes you look ah-mazing. Together we can take the junk out of our oceans and return it as an empowering alternative, worn by you.
Every piece in our range is crafted from 100% recycled materials (including our packaging too).