Let us talk about Econyl - one of the newest and most innovative fabric in the fashion industry. Econyl is made through an innovative regeneration system that uses less water and creates less waste in comparison to the production process of traditional nylon. As well as being a solution to waste, Econyl is also better when it comes to climate change. It reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared to traditional nylon from oil as traditional production methods produce a large amount of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. So not only does Econyl have a smaller climate impact compared to traditional nylon but it also recycles old plastic waste into something new and useful.
What is Econyl?
The definition of Econyl is that it is an alternative to traditional nylon made from waste products. It's an innovative Italian fabric made from discarded fishing nets, fabric scraps and other industrial waste found from oceans and landfills. The process begins with the nylon waste being collected, cleaned and shredded. It later undergoes a depolymerization and polymerization process to restore its original properties. After this is done, the nylon is then transformed into yarn and then spun into the soft techno-fabric.
The ocean is screaming for less plastic
Every year close to 1 million marine mammals and seabirds are killed due to the effects of ocean plastics and today's scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. It is an important time to think twice when it comes to consumption and an excellent way to act is to only invest in recycled clothing and sustainably made products. Products made with Econyl represents a new way of shopping - with the environment and the recycling process in mind. Nylon has a significantly detrimental environmental impact, but the creators of Econyl seek to help reduce the effects of this fabric on the environment by using recycled base materials. As of today's fashion market, the majority of existing activewear is made from polyester or virgin nylon, which production process requires a lot of energy and water. By using Econyl - a high-quality nylon fabric made from recycled plastic waste such as discarded fishing nets, we significantly reduce the environmental footprint of our design pieces. Not only is the innovative techno-fabric turned into quality activewear, but Econyl also helps to reduce the pressure of marine plastic waste on the oceans and their inhabitants.
Transparency is the key
The information regarding Econyl’s sourcing and production process are available to the public. This traceability and transparency help. There is growing consumer demand for greater transparency on the supply chains of their clothing.
A circular economy
A circular economy encompasses more than just recycling. It concerns the whole lifecycle of a product; from the design and production, to end of use. A circular economy requires a new thinking process to move away from the take-make- and dispose model to a more innovative and optimized one driven by impact reduction and resource-saving. Econyl has the same quality as virgin nylon but can also be recycled, recreated and remoulded infinitely. That means you can create new products without ever having to use new resources. See our collection made with Econyl.