WHY IS EVERY BAG UNIQUE?
Every WetChute is truly unique: they are all crafted by hand from repurposed parachutes. Each chute has its own history and distinctive look, which determines the color of each WetChute. Parachutes come in many shapes and sizes which requires us to hand cut one chute at a time. We hope you’ll enjoy your unique handmade and sustainable WetChute bag.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY WETCHUTE?
Cleaning your WetChute bag is simple. Hand wash with cool to lukewarm water with gentle detergent or natural soap. Use an old toothbrush for extra cleaning on problematic spots. Hang dry for about ten minutes.
WHY ARE YOU USING REUSED MATERIALS?
We started with a basic idea: let’s create a bag to replace the old plastic bag trick for putting on your wetsuit. We realized that the perfect material to slide your foot into a wetsuit was ripstop nylon. This material can also withstand abrasion, water, dirt, gravel, sand and water else you might be stepping on while putting that wetsuit on! And it dries in minutes! We then learned that ripstop nylon is not biodegradable, and will persist in the environment indefinitely. There had to be a better way. We started calling all the sky divers and base jumpers we knew asking for their old canopies. We took these old parachutes and decided to give them a new life and purpose.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PARACHUTES?
We are constantly looking for new ways to get our hands on old parachutes. We understand that every canopy has an expiration date and therefore will end up in the landfill. Our goal is to get our hands on as many as these as possible. If you or any of your friends, have any old canopies lying around, please send them our way so that we can continue reducing reducing the amount of waste that is put into landfills, while also reducing the amount of virgin materials that are used to make new items.
HOW DO I PURCHASE A WETCHUTE?
We are happy to announce that we are officially selling online! Simply click the shop tab and choose between the Classic and Micro Grom size. Choose between a variety of fun bright colors and all orders will be shipped from Santa Barbara, CA. Thank you for your support .