• Xcel Commits To Producing Neoprene Free Wetsuits

    We have committed to produce all of our wetsuits using neoprene-free materials by 2026. By then we believe that natural materials will offer the same performance as our current range of suits, for the same or better cost to surfers.

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    Oyster Shell in Neoprene

    We now use recycled oyster shells in place of using calcium carbonate in our neoprene production.

  • yarn on a loom

    Dope-dyed Yarn

    Dope-dying infuses dye pigments into a molten plastic solution to produce colored yarns without the dyeing process. This saves tremendous amounts of water while reducing energy consumption and water pollution.

  • wetsuits

    PAHs Minimized Formulation

    Xcel uses neoprene rubber foam formulated to eliminate nearly all of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) substances.

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    Recycled Polyester

    A wide selection of Xcel’s fabrics are knitted with polyester yarns made from recycled plastic bottles. This helps reduce waste and material consumption at the same time.

  • neoprene

    Neoprene Recycling Process

    Xcel recycles as much neoprene production waste as possible, turning it into qualified production, thus minimizing the waste that goes to landfills.

  • rubber tires

    Eco Carbon Black

    Carbon Black, one of the key ingredients of neoprene, can now be pyrolyzed from scrap rubber tires. This significantly reduces energy consumption and cuts CO2 emission by 200g per wetsuit.

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    Water-based Glue

    Xcel turned solvent-based laminating glue into water-based glue, eliminating harmful, volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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Eco Collection