Material Earth-mined Limestone replaces petrochemicals in my neoprene. It comes from nature and has less environmental impact. All neoprene is laminated with water-based glue, eliminating harmful and volatile compounds.
A wide selection of my fabric is knitted with polyester yarn made from plastic bottles. This helps reduce waste and material consumption at the same time.
22 recycled plastic bottles= 1 wetsuit.
Seams Hand-glued and blind stitched. Tape welded at all critical stress areas for maximum warmth and durability.
Shane Jones created Jonesea wetsuits in 2013 after putting in 15 years working for a well-known Orange County wetsuits label. Crafted with the skill set of a high-end tailor, all of Jonesea's wetsuits are stitched, sewn, and glued ENTIRELY with Shane's two hands out of his Costa Mesa "Creation Station."
A neoprene kaleidoscope of colors and patterns adjoin his factory and storefront walls filling Shane's imagination.
Shane's creativity both in and out of the water sets him apart as he routinely crafts one-off wetsuits. Whether it be a holiday design or a replica of famous suits from a specific era (much like he created for the legend, Gerry Lopez--the famous Lighting Bolt jacket), Shane continually raises the innovative bar. After over 9,000 wetsuits (and counting) Shane collaborated with well-known high fashion designer Thom Browne line featured in VOGUE and on the Paris runway in 2016.
What gives Shane the most stoke is custom fitting and crafting wetsuits for his surf heroes--Legends like Gerry Lopez, Walter Hoffman, John Peck, LJ Richards, Mickey Munoz, Dale Dobson, Skip Frye, Tyler Hatzikain and Guy Grundy-- and this list is continually growing.