Sustainability

Our Approach

 

Inner Relm is a family run business by everyday people, just like you, who enjoy the beauty of our beaches, oceans and the entire natural world. Appreciating this beautiful planet and understanding how we all play a part in its future is the driving force behind our efforts to create sustainable and timeless pieces you will love for a lifetime.

 

We believe in constantly improving our footprint across every aspect of our business in order to not only reduce our footprint but ultimately to improve the world and environment we live in for generations to come.

  

 

Design and materials 

Swimwear & Boardshorts

Every single piece of Inner Relm swimwear is made with recycled fabrics. By recovering waste plastic bottles and regenerating them into a safe and stretchy recycled fabric, we are proud that we can bring you groovy swimwear from waste plastic. You can be proud knowing your new swimwear has just saved some plastic bottles from entering the landfill.

 

 

Wetsuits

We are always striving to improve our wetsuit range using more sustainable materials and manufacturing practices. This is why we have made a conscious decision to avoid using petrochemical based neoprene and have adopted the use of Japanese high quality Limestone rubber in our collections. By using superior quality materials we also help extend the lifespan of your wetsuit, reducing the number of wetsuits you will use in your lifetime.

 

 

Clothing

We are constantly researching and implementing more sustainable fabrics and practices for our clothing range. This is why we currently are using Hemp fabric for the majority of our clothing collection. Hemp is a natural fibre that grows readily and quickly reducing the need for harsh chemicals and pesticides in the growth phase. Hemp also requires a relatively small amount of land to cultivate and produces up to double the fibre yield per hectare than cotton. Astonishingly, hemp also returns up to 60-70% of the nutrients it takes form the soil making it our first choice in materials for clothing and some boardshorts.

 

 

Suppliers & Certification

We only engage with suppliers that believe in the same practices as what we believe. That means they all have transparent accountability and hold a current 3rdparty audit certification showing ethical and fair work practices as well as a conformity with their legal environmental procedures. We stand by our commitment that none of our pieces have or will ever be made in unfair conditions by children or unethically treated adults. This ensures all workers are paid fairly, work fair hours and receive the legal amount of holiday time in a safe working environment.

 

 

Packaging 

All our packaging we deliver to you is plastic free and biodegradable. We choose to use corn & wheat based product and postage bags that decompose within 2-3 months as opposed to traditional plastic bags that can take up to 1000 years to decompose. Our swing tags and care cards are made with paper or cardboard and we even offer natural canvas tote bags to help you use a reusable fabric bag rather than plastic bags.