The 'Sponge Suit' Helps Clean the Ocean One Stroke at a Time

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 4, 2015
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This incredible eco apparel is a fashion piece that doubles as wearable technology to clean the ocean while you swim. The 'Sponge Suit' is a carbon swimsuit that is environmentally proactive, sustainable and technologically advanced all at the same time.

The bathing suit is made from a special material its inventors simply called "Sponge." Sponge can absorb a large amount of water while remaining lightweight. Through filtration, the carbon-based material purifies the water. The outer part of the suit is created using a 3D printer. Its elasto-plastic design is flexible enough to stay on the human body, strong enough to enclose the carbon sponge filling, while minimal enough to maximize the amount of water that filters through the underlying Sponge.

The global potential of this carbon swimsuit could be huge, resulting in cleaner oceans if everyone were to make the move to this fashionable eco apparel.