American outdoor clothing company Patagonia takes a stand for sustainability and introduces the first neoprene-free wet suit collection for Fall 2016.

The fabric is made from organic rubber, developed by Patagonia’s partners Yulex and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Through the use of natural rubber Patagonia reduces the CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. Therefore, the fabric is additionally certified by the Rainforest Alliance guaranteeing an environmentally friendly production.

All models from the wet suit collection surpass the performance of Patagonia’s ordinary neoprene wet suits and are extremely durable. They also consist of fast drying thermos-lining, minimizing the weight and guaranteeing the ideal warmth, making it suitable for surfers and especially for triathletes.

Patagonia and Yulex will also share their results and innovation with other companies to try and initiate a change in the industry to use better and more organic materials.

The collection launches in March 2016 in Australia with six full suits. Starting July 2016, all 21 suits will be available in Europe, North America and Japan.