About us

#badagaactivewear

Hi, I am Jana and I have founded Badaga. Badaga means "go to the sea" in Korean. Why? Because I'm half-Korean and because I love the sea!
WHAT WE DO
We produce surf and active wear from recycled fishing nets and PET bottles that have been rescued from the oceans and from landfills. Good for you and good for the environment!
HIGH QUALITY
I pay attention to the highest quality for long wearability. Made from materials that are good for nature. Favorite pieces that not only feel great, but also hold bombproof and look great at the same time!
FAIR & MADE IN EUROPE
From production to shipping. Everything is fair and everything is sourced and Made in Europe. Keeping Badaga's carbon footprint as low as possible and ensuring good working conditions is extremely important to me.
LIMITED EDITIONS

Badaga is a small company. Against waste and against fast fashion. But for sustainable fashion. Therefore, all products are only available in a limited edition. What's gone is gone and will take a long time to come back in. If any.. ;-)

 

Our Mission

Badaga's mission is to set a lasting example in the mainstream fashion world, which still pays far too little attention to the needs of people and nature. 

Because it is time for a change and we have decided to be part of the #slowfashionmovement.

Surf- & Sports Wear mit super Qualität für einen langen Tragespaß - aus Materialien, die der Natur gut tun - die sich nicht nur toll anfühlen, sondern auch bombenfest halten und dabei großartig aussehen. Das sind wir ! (Jana, Gründerin von Badaga)

Surf & sports wear with super high quality for long wearability - made of materials that are good for nature - that not only feel great, but also hold everything in place and look great at the same time. This is Badaga! (Jana, founder of Badaga)

Badaga fabrics

Stoffe aus alten Fischernetzen

 



 Our fabrics are made in Italy from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets. Only high quality recycled materials are used. 

Poducing recycled fabrics is good for the environment:

  • because it saves water and crude oil in the creation process (compared to the non-recycled brothers and sisters) and the global warming effect of recycled nylon is even 80% lower.
  • because they are made from remnants of landfills and plastic waste from the oceans and thus contribute to the cleaning of the oceans.
  • because they last a long time and don't end up in the trash after one vacation - because they are extremely durable and are in no way inferior to newly acquired materials.

Did you know?

One plastic bottle takes about 450 years to break down in the sea.

One fishing net - also known as ghost net -  even takes around 600 years. Until then, it continues to fish indefinitely and represents a trap for all sea creatures that can get tangled in it.


But in fact, nobody knows exactly how long the products will really stay in the sea.

Due to friction, solar radiation and the influences of the marine environment, plastic bottles and fishing nets are broken down into ever smaller and smaller particles, releasing toxic chemicals and thus contributing to the microplastic pollution of the oceans - probably forever.

Badaga production site

Our entire value chain is located in Europe. From the thread of the fabric up to the warehousing. We stand for good working conditions and the highest quality and make sure that we are responsible for as few transport routes as possible.

Badaga Surf- & Active Wear is produced in Portugal with a minimum CO2 foot print - under fair working conditions. We are there regularly and prefer to see it for ourselves. Long and sustainable business relationships are important to us. This is the only way to ensure safe and fair jobs.

Our fabrics are being produced in Italy and our production is based in Portugal. They are both OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified and have committed themselves to a responsible and environmentally friendly value chain.