This year’s Usher Cup competitors will be wearing Triple-X rashies
Triple-X is a proudly 100% Australian-owned and family-operated business who specialise in manufacturing a variety of 100% eco-friendly custom and personalised rash-products including rash-shirts, rash-vests and rash-guards.
Triple-X rashies are 190gm 50+UPF and chlorine-proof. They can be tailor-made to suit every client’s needs, from size to make. Additionally, they can feature a company logo on the gear, to promote a business or boardriders’ club.
Triple-X Aquatic Clothing founder and avid surfer, Don Munro, has always considered the environmental impact of how his clothing is made.
One of the most concerning waste products in ghost fishing nets which are often lost or discarded in the ocean. These nets make up 10% of plastic sea-waste and take upwards of 600 years to decompose.
To do his part in improving sustainability and reducing the volume of plastic waste, Triple-X rashies are made from lycra materials composed of recycled fishing nets collected by divers in Italy.
“We are an environmentally aware family business,” Mr Munro said.
“We support a journey from waste to wear, the aim being to repurpose discarded fishnets into rashies for healthier oceans.”
Don’s involvement in the surfing industry over the last 48 years have granted him the opportunity to fuel his passion for support grass roots surfing in many ways. He is “honoured” to contribute support for the inaugural Usher Cup, supporting local athletes, clubs and charities.
“Where I can, I like to be involved in events like the Usher Cup where the focus is on supporting grassroots and club surfing along with nominated charities,” he said.
“It’s something I’ve done since the mid ‘70’s when I founded Mango Surfwear and still continues today via Triple-X Aquatic Clothing – it’s a love and a passion I’ve always enjoyed.”
He notes it is “so, so good” to see Usher Group Managing Director, Theodore Vairaktaris, shares this passion.
“I’d like to thank the Usher Group and in particular Theo Vairaktaris for stepping up,” he said.
“I’m confident in knowing with Rabs, Jay and the Snapper Surfriders Club hosting event in conjunction with the Usher Team it will be a huge success.”
Triple-X is contributing 24 competition rashies to this year’s Usher Cup in addition to a voucher for 24 competition rashies awarded to the winning club, worth $2500.
Just some of the many notable companies to have used Triple-X products include: branches of Surfing Australia, Kelloggs, Coca-Cola, The Perfect Wave Travel, Tropical Journeys, Freeline Surf Travel, Regional Councils, National Parks & Wildlife, Marine & Fisheries Dept, Golden Breed, Kuta Lines, and Skullcandy. This is in addition to with overseas clients in the US, UK, Tahiti, Hawaii, New Caledonia, Spain, Italy & Reunion Island.