For starters, the wetsuits are handmade in Japan. Our polychloroprene is made of limestone. Polychloroprene (neoprene) is normally made of petroleum through a chemical process. BEWET does not use petroleum. The limestone is sourced in the Kurochime Mountains area in Niigata, Japan. They were originally plankton piled up over 300 million years ago in the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the highest degrees in purity. To heat the materials, our factory uses only hydroelectric power that comes from 15 power stations located in the Hida Mountains. This makes it self-sustainable and eco-friendly.
Japanese neoprene is the warmest and stretchiest on the market, meaning you can wear a 3/2 instead of a 4/3. Thermal hollow fi ber lining insulates heat and dries fast.
Limestone neoprene and recycled inner/outer jersey. We do not use petroleum. The limestone is sourced in the Kurochime Mountains area in Niigata, Japan.
Each suit is handmade in BEWET’s solar-powered factory. More than 60% of the electricity is powered by solar panels on the rooftop of the factory (100% on a sunny day!).