Enjoy staying fresh all day with our Chitoskin™ apparel line that naturally crushes odor!
The Secret? Tidal-Tex is made of Chitosan (kyte-oh-san), which we extract from crab shells that would otherwise be discarded.
We use our closed loop eco-friendly processing technique to extract Chitosan, which allows for the full utilization of crab shells. The co-product that ‘closes the loop’ of this process is Tidal Grow, an organic fertilizer.
The odor in your clothes is caused by breeding bacteria and the gasses they release (ewww!). The Chitosan that makes Tidal-Tex fight odors is:
Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Odor fighting, Biodegradable, Non-toxic, & Anallergenic
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As a simple coating for fabric, chitosan tends wears off over time from abrasions and washing. For Chitoskin™, We developed fibers from our chitosan that are structurally woven into our fabrics. This gives the odor fighting benefits all the way through the fabric.
Our patent pending method of removing chitosan from crab shells eliminates the use of any harsh chemicals – an industry revolution. We’re also able to recycle the chemicals we use and the only byproduct we produce is our organic fertilizer Tidal Grow™.
Alaska Pot-Caught Crab
Protecting by-catch & seabeds
Every day commercial crab fisherman brave the harshest elements to bring highly-prized crab meat to your family’s plate.
Harvesting crab in pots, sometimes referred to as “traps,” is hard, back-breaking work.
This method of crabbing is well worth the extra effort since the non-targeted, or by-catch species, can be released back into the environment unharmed.
Alaska has strict restrictions that prevent overfishing and only allows the harvesting older male crab.
Crab pulled up in pots are carefully measured, and all females and young males are released.
All species of Alaska crab live on the bottom of the ocean. In many parts of the world, bottom-species are harvested with trawls that often destroy coral sanctuaries and seabeds.
We’re proud to support sustainable operations – who compete daily against their pillaging and poaching global counterparts – by adding value to their typically discarded byproducts.
(Photo/Chris Miller – csmphotos.com)