Gaia Rashguard


The Gaia Rashguard by Australian ethical swimwear brand Hakea is a homage to Gaia; the all-loving mother earth, who is nourishing, nurturing and protecting. Feminine yet functional take on the classic long sleeve rash guard, the Gaia offers sun protection on high sun areas around the shoulders with the addition of a modern cut-out detail. Layer over bathers for a brisk morning dip or paddle, or wear in the evening with your favourite pair of pants, the Gaia is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. 

      Colour: Rust

      Only 2 pieces in stock!

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      - Ethically made in Bali
      - 78% Recycled Polyamide / 22% Italian Lycra
      - ECONYL® regenerated yarn
      - Cropped body
      - Elastic key loop
      - Quick dry fabric
      - UPF 50+ protects from sunburn and skin damage

      Please note: all Hakea purchases are final sale, and these cannot be returned except if damaged or faulty.


      This garment is crafted from Econyl, a fabric made from discarded ocean plastics and fishing nets that is UPF 50+, resilient against chlorine, and is essentially five times stronger than standard fabrics. It’s basically the Wonder Woman of the regenerated-ocean-waste-fabrics world. 


      Tegan is 173cm tall and wears a size 8 AU. Tahnee is 170cm tall and wears a size 8 AU. 

      Swimwear that doesn’t fit right is not a good time. Read our Hakea Swim Size Guide.

      Product Care 

      Woven from ghost fishing nets and fabric mill scraps, our 100% recycled Italian Nylon is five times stronger than the average spandex swimwear. With UPF50+ protection and ultra chlorine resistance, it’s engineered to withstand the elements.

      Moving towards a circular economy model, our fabric cleans plastic from the ocean to be repurposed into a long lasting item when handled with care.

      1. Always hand rinse your pieces in cold water after use to avoid salt drying into the fabric as this can take a toll on the fibres.

      2. To remove sunscreen or marks, hand wash in cold water with a mild earth friendly laundry liquid and focus on gently rubbing it into the areas needed. Do not wash in hot water, tumble dry, dry clean or iron your swimsuit. Heat will cause damage to the fibres.  

      3. Avoid twisting and pulling your swimwear when wet.

      4. To dry, lay flat in shade or hang over a clothesline. Avoid using pegs. 

      5. Avoid contact with rough surfaces, oils, lotions, spas, chlorine and other harsh chemicals to get the longest wear out of your swimsuit.

      Behind the Brand

      Hakea is a conscious swimwear company making waves in the Australian fashion scene. Small scale production, made to last pieces, plastic free packaging, and environmental care form the foundation on which Hakea is based, and they also partner with 1% For The Planet by donating 1% of their annual sales to conserve, to preserve, and to generate positive environmental change.

      If you’re keen to find out more about Hakea’s founder, Casey Eastwell, you can do so here

      Shipping and Returns

      Please note: all Hakea purchases are final sale, and these cannot be returned except if damaged or faulty. 

      Standard items must be returned within 14 days of delivery. Sale items are final sale unless damaged or faulty. Faulty items must be returned within 5 days of delivery. 

      We do not cover the cost of return postage, so please try to choose the correct sizing. We’ve done our absolute best to provide as much sizing information as possible, though do feel free to send us an email if you need help.

      All brands aim to send out standard items within two working days of your order being received, however please note that there have been unprecedented delays due to COVID. To allow for creation time, made-to-order pieces will be posted within 10-14 business days, dependent on the respective brand. 

      Please note some brands operate out of Australia, while others from Aotearoa, New Zealand. This may mean that a little bit of patience would be required if the packages are coming from international waters, and also if you live rurally.

      All shipping is free for orders over $75. If your order is under $75, there is a $12.50 flat rate.

      To our friends outside of Australia and New Zealand, please note that we do not currently ship worldwide due to a range of factors, though mainly due to the package delays brought about by the COVID pandemic. We do, however, have a global ethical brand directory for both our local and international friends. 

      Click for our full shipping and returns policy, or alternatively, contact us at yourfriends@ethicalmadeeasy.com.

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