Zicatela Top - Blue
100% Recycled Fibers
Our clothes are designed in a circular way, using only recycled materials. The Zicatela top is composed of 50% recycled cotton, sourced from textile industry waste, and 50% recycled polyester, collected from used plastic bottles.
The Perfect Equilibrium
We opted for a 50% - 50% mix of recycled cotton and recycled polyester for one simple reason: it brings out both materials' advantages. The recycled cotton gives a soft touch, keeps you warm, while the polyester enables breathability and repels sweat.
Each product has a story that we believe is worth sharing. Here is the journey that this top went through:
- Yarn: Our recycled yarn is first produced in the north of Alicante, Spain.
- Fabric knitting & manufacturing: Our fabric is then knitted and manufactured into the Shak & Kai Zicatela top in the district of Braga, in Portugal.
Cleaning the ocean
On top of creating sustainable and circular clothes, we believed we could do more. That's why when you buy this top, or any other Shak & Kai items, we remove 1/2 kg of coastlines trash thanks to a partnership with Surfrider Foundation Europe.
- 180 gr/m2 Jersey
- 50% Recycled Cotton - 50% Recycled Polyester Fabric
- 100% Recycled polyester label
What is behind the name Zicatela?
For its surfing, Zicatela beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mexico and even in North America. It is located south of Puerto Escondido, in the state of Oaxaca. International surfing competitions are held regularly. The currents are extremely strong, so swimming is not recommended. The great currents and gigantic waves of its beach have been discovered by Californian surfers, in search of new spots. They quickly nicknamed the waves of Zicatela Beach, the Mexican Pipeline; also known as “El Tubo Mexicano”.
Camille, our model, is 1m72 tall, weighs 52 kg and is wearing a size S.