World Surf League signs apparel partner

The World Surf League has entered into a partnership with clothing brand The Woolmark Company.

The deal, the length of which was not disclosed, will see The Woolmark Company showcase an exclusive range of lifestyle and performance garments through a link-up with the WSL’s Championship Tour.

The Woolmark x WSL apparel range includes base layers, hoodies, T-shirts and beanies, with products to be crafted from Australian Merino wool. The WSL said the eco-credentials of the wool fibre from which the products are made aligns with the league’s commitment to ocean health.

As much as 20-35 per cent of microplastics in the marine environment are said to consist of fibres from synthetic clothing and this amount is increasing.