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Volcom women's Simply Solid Collection begins with our long-standing love of the sea. This collection is primarily composed of a swim fabric spun in Italy from Econyl recycled yarn produced from discarded fishing nets and other dumped nylons. These ghost nets haunt our oceans and have the propensity to harm marine life below the surface. Recovered nets are “upcycled” with other forgotten nylons to help avoid this risk to marine life. Our swim fabric is made with Econyl knitted with Lycra Xtra Life yarns

Our Simply Solid collection is made with 78% regenerated nylon. There is no loss of quality in the regeneration process. It’s 100% recyclable, creating a closed loop of regeneration so no new nylon is created or needed.

Lycra Xtra Life yarns are UPF 50+ the maximum UV protection rating attainable. It is resistant to damage from chlorine and sunscreen lotions/oils and is made in Italy.

Volcom Simply Solid Collection

Volcom Simply Solid Collection

Volcom Simply Solid Swimwear Collection

Volcom Simply Seamless Collection

Volcom Simply Seamless Collection

Volcom Simply Seamless Swimwear Collection

Simply Rib collections in Econyl.

Volcom Simply Rib Collection

Volcom Simply Rib Swimwear Collection

Volcom Women's Simply Solid eco-swim story continues with new additions to the line. Introducing the Simply Solid Seamless Collection, the next evolution of our eco swim partnership with Econyl. This elevated collection is made using the same Econyl yarns as our Simply Solid Collection, but with a higher percentage, 82% regenerated nylon. Simply Seamless made with Econyl features super soft lycra yarns, an elevated aesthetic with clean lines and asymmetrical details and ‘Seamless’ finish that is double-sided for a premium look and feel.

Volcom Womens eco swim story also grows with the addition of our Simply Rib Collection; adding another layer in our partnership with Econyl. Simply rib is 91% Recycled nylon and a focus on texture. This is a Volcom exclusive Rib Econyl made with Lycra Xtra Life yarns.

 

Campaign starring: Volcom celebrity ambassador Georgia May Jagger and Volcom’s world-class surfer Coco Ho, Surfer Maud Le Car and model Tina Kunakey.

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We’re Caught Up In A Good Thing
Volcom women's Simply Solid Collection begins with our long-standing love of the sea. This collection is primarily composed of a swim fabric spun in Italy from Econyl recycled yarn produced from discarded fishing nets and other dumped nylons. These ghost nets haunt our oceans and have the propensity to harm marine life below the surface. Recovered nets are “upcycled” with other forgotten nylons to help avoid this risk to marine life. Our swim fabric is made with Econyl knitted with Lycra Xtra Life yarns Our Simply Solid collection is made with 78% regenerated nylon. There is no loss of quality in the regeneration process. It’s 100% recyclable, creating a closed loop of regeneration so no new nylon is created or needed. Lycra Xtra Life yarns are UPF 50+ the maximum UV protection rating attainable. It is resistant to damage from chlorine and sunscreen lotions/oils and is made in Italy. Volcom Simply Solid Collection Volcom Simply Seamless Collection Volcom Simply Rib Collection Volcom Women's Simply Solid eco-swim story continues with new additions to the line. Introducing the Simply Solid Seamless Collection, the next evolution of our eco swim partnership with Econyl. This elevated collection is made using the same Econyl yarns as our Simply Solid Collection, but with a higher percentage, 82% regenerated nylon. Simply Seamless made with Econyl features super soft lycra yarns, an elevated aesthetic with clean lines and asymmetrical details and ‘Seamless’ finish that is double-sided for a premium look and feel. Volcom Womens eco swim story also grows with the addition of our Simply Rib Collection; adding another layer in our partnership with Econyl. Simply rib is 91% Recycled nylon and a focus on texture. This is a Volcom exclusive Rib Econyl made with Lycra Xtra Life yarns.   Campaign starring: Volcom celebrity ambassador Georgia May Jagger and Volcom’s world-class surfer Coco Ho, Surfer Maud Le Car and model Tina Kunakey.
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Repreve Fibres Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles Used In Volcom Clothing
Since 2012, Volcom has been addressing the impacts of our raw materials with our partner Repreve by first including Repreve fibres in our t-shirts and has since included it in woven tops, fleece, pants, boardshorts, and more as a part of our ongoing environmental sustainability push. We’re proud to announce that since 2012, Volcom has helped recycle more than 10 Million plastic bottles that have gone on to find a second life in our products. Throughout our business, New Future program, and sustainability efforts, we are actively addressing our environmental and social impacts with a commitment to responsible manufacturing practices, better fibre sourcing, robust impact evaluation, and meaningful givebacks. IN THIS ARTICLE: What is Repreve? Why you should care about Repreve Product facts and benefits of Repreve Champions of Sustainability Award Technical talk New future goals What can you do? Repreve recycled fibre WHAT IS REPREVE? Repreve is a brand of recycled fibre that is made from recycled materials including used plastic bottles, which in turn is used to make sustainable clothing items and other products. More than 10 billion plastic bottles have been recycled by Repreve, and they are aiming for another 10 billion bottles by 2020. You will find Repreve in the following Volcom products: Frickin Chinos, select Mod Tech Boardshorts, Frickin Chino Shorts, Stone Storm Jacket, and core fabric fleece tees.   SHOP VOLCOM SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING SHOP VOLCOM SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING   WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? The abundance of plastics that are used in our daily lives – plastic bottles included – is becoming a global environmental and social issue that we can no longer ignore. Each minute, a million plastic bottles are bought around the world. That’s nearly 20,000 bottles being bought every second of every day this year. That’s more than a million plastic bottles per minute, most of which are not recycled. Our consumption of plastic bottles each year will likely top half a trillion by 2021. With lacklustre recycling efforts, plastic bottles are jeopardizing oceans, coastlines and other environments. The US plastic bottle recycling rate is on the decline, while manufacturing and consumption are on the rise. At the end of 2017, it was reported that the US plastic bottle recycling rate was down (for the second year in a row) to just 29.7%, leaving more than 70% of the bottles that are made unrecycled. Even worse, plastics, in general, see an estimated recycling rate of only 9%, leaving 91% destined for landfills or environmental litter. We have found that upwards of 65% of the environmental impacts associated with our products are from raw material sourcing and processing. So, when we eliminate the sourcing of virgin raw materials, we reduce our impacts. That means as a customer when you buy products made with recycled fibres, you are creating more demand for products that have a lower impact. 400 years: that’s the number of years it takes for plastic to degrade. That means most of it still exists in some form or another in our landfills, gutters, oceans or other areas, and will for many more years unless we, as humanity, do something about it. By mid-century, the oceans will contain more plastic waste than fish, ton for ton. Plastic manufacturing has doubled every 15 years and outpaces, in volume, every other man-made material. Half of all the plastic we make ends up as unused trash within a year of it being made. Scientists have estimated that each year, upwards of eight million metric tons of littered plastic end up in our oceans. You can imagine that as about five grocery bags of plastic trash for every foot of coastline around the entire globe. A recent study by Ghent University in Belgium found that people who regularly eat seafood accidentally consume up to 11,000 small pieces of plastic each year, and a study by Plymouth University found that one-third of all fish caught in the UK contained tiny pieces of plastic. Last year, the average American used an estimated 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled about 38.   PRODUCT FACTS AND BENEFITS OF REPREVE There are about five plastic bottles in each boardshort made with Repreve Nearly 30% of the fibres that Volcom uses are polyester, second only to cotton Repreve fabric is made by transforming recycled bottles into an amazing fibre for reliable, durable quality clothing. When compared to the manufacturing of conventional/virgin polyester, mechanically-recycled polyester, per 1Kg of Woven Polyester fabric, results in: Approximately 62% less energy used About 99% less water used Up to 35% less waste created Upwards of 20% less CO2 emitted Our partnership has allowed us to use less petroleum and emit fewer greenhouse gases than those products made with conventional polyester fibres. CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY AWARD Volcom’s preferred recycled fibre supplier is Repreve (a division of Unifi) who just recently announced that they had recycled their 10 billionth bottle and are on track to recycle even more: 20 billion by 2020! To celebrate that landmark, Repreve announced their Champions of Sustainability Award honouring brand partners who have helped them hit that landmark number along the way. Volcom is proud to be one of those brands having recycled at least 10 million bottles in our products to date.   TECHNICAL TALK Typically, when crude oil is refined, there’s a chemical extraction, then a polymerization, followed by a spinning of fibre into yarns. Lastly, the yarns are then woven into fabrics. The impacts of this process are energy use, GHGs, and air emissions. Recycled polyester eliminates the crude oil (conserving a precious resource), refinery, and chemical extraction stages. Instead, plastic bottles are collected, washed, separated, chopped, ground, melted and reformulated into a recycled chip, which is then melted and extruded into filament fibre to be used for the yarn and fabric process.   NEW FUTURE GOALS Because polyester plays such an important role in Volcom’s material profile, and because so much of our impacts come from raw material sourcing and processing, Volcom is committed to using more recycled content in our fabrics. In fact, by 2020, Volcom has committed to at least 20% of the synthetic fibres in the product range coming from recycled sources. This may not seem like much, but in 2014, only 2% of our fibres were from recycled sources. In 2017, we were at 17%. A continuous push towards a New Future!   WHAT CAN YOU DO? As a customer, it’s pretty simple. Help build a Smart Society! Reduce the amount of single-use plastic you’re consuming. Breakaway from relying on bottled water where and when you can. Need a nudge? Check out this awesome infographic with encouraging reasons to ditch the bottle, and watch Story of Stuff’s captivating eight-minute video on "The Story of Bottled Water." When you do use a bottle, RECYCLE IT, which in turn gives that bottle gets a chance to be made into a Volcom boardshorts! Where to recycle? What can I recycle? Check here for recycling centres near you and to find out what items can be recycled.  
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TRAVEL DIARIES: TEGAN PHILLIPA DOES MYKONOS
Remember when we posted about our mates Tegan Phillipa and Nathan Landers on their Euro Summer-long vacay?  First, we sent them on a mission to Party Czech style with 200Euros on the Volcom tab to see how far they could stretch it. The latest update was from Mykonos - Where it looks like Tegan’s having a terrible time... At least her outfits are on point! Here's another drool-worthy gallery of the shots making us most jealous of their adventure; wearing their travel essential Volcom pieces. TEGAN WEARS THE VOLCOM BACK N THE DAISY SKIRT AND  BACK N THE DAISY TOP TEGAN WEARS THE VOLCOM BORABORADO DRESS Shop Tegans Look » HERE 
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Hemp Was Introduced In Volcom Products More Than 10 Years Ago & It’s Back In A Big Way!
LEARN ABOUT THE GREAT BENEFITS OF HEMP FIBRE AND SEE WHY VOLCOM FIRST USED HEMP IN PRODUCTS MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO!   At Volcom, we’re envisioning a New Future where our oceans are strong, our climates are stable, and our societies are fully engaged. We are not new to this, we are True To This. In fact, this general vision dates back nearly more than a decade and it was back in 2006 when Volcom introduced hemp into the line for the first time. It was featured in a small collection which eventually helped us launch what was then called the V.Co-logical Series, Volcom’s first foray into more sustainable fibres, fabrics and processes. That program has continued to thrive and while we let go of the V.Co-logical branding, we have not let go of the commitment to making our products in a less impactful manner. In fact, an entire line of Volcom Stoneys Boardshorts are enhanced with hemp fibres. Better fibre sourcing is an important priority in our sustainability strategy, and hemp, considered one of the oldest fibres to be used in textiles, contributes greatly to the portfolio and ongoing sustainability mission. IN THIS ARTICLE: What is hemp? Why you should care about hemp Product facts and benefits of hemp Volcom product containing hemp Technical talk Moving forward Hemp crops are low input, meaning that they generally require little or no use of pesticides or herbicides. WHAT IS HEMP? Hemp is derived from Cannabis sativa, a flowering plant species that has been widely grown for its industrial and medicinal uses and effects of its derived products. Hemp is said to be one of the first plants that was introduced into society and its common marketplace 10,000 years ago as a usable fibre. WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT HEMP? We have found that upwards of 65% of the environmental impacts associated with our products are from raw material sourcing and processing, so when we source better, more sustainable-based materials such as fibres, we reduce our impacts. That means as a customer when you buy products made with recycled, organic, or hemp fibres, you are creating more demand for products that have a lower impact on the environment. Growing crops for textiles results in environmental degradation that can have an impact on people and our planet. Additionally, crops require a lot of energy, water, waste, and land use. Hemp performs well in each of these areas. PRODUCT FACTS AND BENEFITS OF HEMP Hemp is a wonder fibre with at least 30,000 uses. The seed, the oil and the fibre are found in foods, beauty products, cleaners, paper, building materials, fuel, and in our case, textiles. Hemp, right next to linen (flax) has been used to make textiles since ancient times – we’re talking 2800 BC in China (it’s native to central Asia). In fact, hemp translates to cannabis in Latin, and apparently is the root word for “canvas,” used for making sails for boats. Hemp has an amazing history, not just in the United States, but throughout the world. It's been said that it’s one of the oldest plants that has been in continuous use by human civilization, perhaps even the world’s first agriculture crop potentially leading to the development of civilization itself! A great bang for the buck as hemp produces up to 3x more fibre per acre than cotton. Hemp fabrics are known for their excellent breathability, strength, versatility, adaptability, moisture absorbency, and naturally occurring antimicrobial features. It keeps you cool on the hot days and warm on the cold days. Hemp is a resilient, low maintenance crop which requires very little in terms of chemical inputs during its growing season. Hemp cultivation is associated with little waste as nearly all the by-products are used in one way or another. An annual plant, hemp grows relatively quickly (more than 4’ in month) and because it has a deep root system, it suppresses weeds and requires little, if any, pesticides. It leaves the soil in excellent condition for the next round of crops. In a study by the Stockholm Environment Institute that measured the ecological footprint, hemp was ranked lowest when compared to cotton and polyester (Volcom’s #1 and #2 fibres in terms of quantity). Mostly thanks to the high crop yields per hectare.   VOLCOM STONEYS BOARDSHORTS ENHANCED WITH HEMP   TECHNICAL TALK Hemp is a bast fibre (similar to flax and jute) and is made by extracting the woody fibre from the stalk by a process called retting which separates the fibre from the stems. Retting is done with either natural bacteria by a process called dew retting, natural water retting (standing and/or moving water), or water retting, which is done with either chemicals or enzymes. After the retting process, the stems go through additional processes to further remove fibres from the woody core. Those fibres are then combed and spun in preparation for textile manufacturing. MOVING FORWARD Because of its awesome sustainability profile, and because so much of our impacts come from raw material sourcing and processing, you’ll likely continue to see hemp in Volcom products. As of now, most of the hemp we acquire is grown in China. In the US, it’s contingent per state, with 39 states currently allowing the cultivation of industrial hemp for research and pilot programs. If you’re a fan of the benefits that industrial hemp offers, especially in your apparel products, keep an eye on the development of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. Introduced by Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, S. 2667, if passed, would remove federal roadblocks to the cultivation of industrial hemp, the non-drug agricultural varieties of Cannabis in the US. VOLCOM PRODUCT CONTAINING HEMP We offer hemp in the Volcom Stoneys Boardshorts which contain a blend of hemp fabric. Try out a pair for yourself and experience how hemp fibers provide extra strength and durability.
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WIN! 5 Hockey Dad Double passes up for grabs!
Volcom is giving away a Double Pass at every stop on the Hockey Dad Join The Club Australian tour, enter below for your chance to win. 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“Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende” on Motorcycles Visiting Ancient Structures + Skateboarding | Speak Two The Wind
This bonus episode of Speak Two The Wind finds CJ Collins, Collin Provost, Jackson Pilz, and others wandering through Mexico on motorcycles, embracing the ancient colonial architectures, 2,000-year-old pyramids, and various skate spots as they make their way from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende. After the U.S. and Europe tours were finished, we all agreed we had one more trip left in our reserve tanks, so we devised a plan to visit San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city 170 miles northwest of Mexico City. We took off from Mexico’s capital on motorcycles with a solid crew and ended up discovering a place called Tula, populated with 2,000-year-old pyramids and structures, it was quite a sight to see. Continuing our journey, we finally made it to San Miguel de Allende where we stayed at our friend Luka Barrena’s house who coincidentally has a skate bowl in his backyard. The bowl was perfect and his backyard was full of tents and motorcycles. A local chef even volunteered to cook the local cuisine for us. We shared good laughs and good food with the local crew, skating and sharing stories before it was time to head back to Mexico City. Once we arrived in the capital, our friends Los Viejos, who are a local metal band, played a show for us to give us a proper send off.