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Eco Coffee Grounds in Aqualung's New Base Layer

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Aqualung's new base layer uses fabric made from used ground coffee beans

Aqualung has released a new two-piece base layer for men and women, which has been made with a material made from repurposed coffee grounds. The environmentally friendly S.Café® material has natural odour-absorbing properties and could well become a popular addition to the range of fabrics used in diving.

The average cup of coffee uses just 0.2% of the coffee bean, with the remaining 99.8% becoming coffee grounds. By recycling the used coffee grounds into yarn, the once wasted 99.8% is put to good use.

But it's not just about it's environmentally friendly properties that make the material notable, the material also helps create good wicking properties. S.Café® technology takes the used coffee grounds and using a low-temperature, high-pressure and energy-efficient process, combines the used coffee grounds into the yarn surface.This changes the characteristics of the fibre, improving the wicking performance of the fabric as it draws moisture away from the body and offering faster drying times compared to other fabrics. The micro-pores on S.Café® coffee grounds also absorb odours and reflect UV rays, ensuring that perspiration is transported rapidly away from the skin to keep the body warm and comfortable. When used in combination with other Aqualung thermal wear, the moisture continues to wick up and through the other garments.

Other features include thumb loops for ease of donning thermal garments over top, a hidden hip pocket and in the women's top a zippered side pocket.

Available in both male and female fits, the leggings and tops are sold separately and cost £55 each.

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