Let’s not kid ourselves – it hasn’t been an easy run. We've spent years designing, testing, developing and refining our high performance wetsuits.
At Adelio we recognise the needs and requirements associated with living an active outdoor lifestyle. Our seasonal ranges are symptomatic of this as we strive to constantly maintain our reputation as one of the most forward thinking movements in this ever-evolving industry. Each and every product of Adelio is designed with a strong focus to not only look easy on the eye, but to also serve the functionality and durability that is often forgotten in this day and age.
Our wetsuits and surf accessories boast the latest in modern features and cutting edge technologies (minus the unnecessary marketing gimmicks). We use only the highest grade of 'limestone' neoprene available which greatly reduces our carbon footprint. The limestone is used in the manufacturing process and replaces the petrochemicals in some other forms of neoprene currently on the market. Carbon black, one of the key ingredients of neoprene, is now also pyrolysed from scrap rubber tyres which significantly reduces energy consumption and cuts c02 emissions by 299g per wetsuit.
The traditional solvent based laminating glue used in the production process has been switched out with new water based glue which eliminates harmful and volatile compounds. This uses 600g less of the solvent based glue per wetsuit. The colours that are on any of our suits have also been done using dope dyed yarn. Dope dying infuses dye pigments into molten plastic solution to produce coloured yarn without the dying process. This saves tremendous amounts of water while reducing energy consumption and water pollution. The polyester fabrics used to laminate to the neoprene also have recycled plastic bottles integrated. The result is a more environmentally advanced solution which uses around 45 plastic bottles per wetsuit.
Adelio will always strive to stay at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing processes. Our revered reputation is not only a reflection of the countless hours we spend perfecting our products, but also an obligation to continue providing innovative performance wetsuits and surf accessories that are of the highest standard.