Founded in 2018, TYDL (/ti-dal) was started by gym-buddies Michael & Will after a trip to Bali, Indonesia. The trip highlighted the damage that has been caused to our oceans, especially coral reefs, with beaches littered with plastic and coral bleached from pollution. After months of research, it was clear that media attention was on plastic waste, which is certainly part of the issue. The duo felt however that not enough was being done to combat a vital part of our oceans, coral reefs. Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the oceanic floor but they generate half of Earth’s oxygen as well as absorbing nearly a third of the CO2 that we create by burning fossil fuels. Coral reefs are also home to around 25% of all marine life.
The sportswear industry has been and still is, particularly slow to react to the amount of plastic waste produced for sportswear. TYDL is on a mission to help save the world’s coral reefs by helping to reduce plastics used in sportswear and contributing towards reef restoration projects around the world.
We produce our sportswear using bamboo, as we felt a sustainable, renewable source of materials was needed to help replace the plastics that make up so much of our sportswear today.