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The Process of ECONYL® Nylon Regeneration

Updated: May 5


Our beautiful swimwear are made with ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon - a yarn that performs like standard nylon and can be recycled indefinitely. The ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made from pre and post-consumer waste such as fishing nets from the ocean and aquaculture, fabric scraps from mills, old carpets destined for landfills and other nylon waste.



How is that? Let's explain the process of nylon regeneration!


1. Rescue - it all starts with rescuing waste like fishing nets, fabric scraps, and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.


2. Regenerate - the waste is sorted and cleaned. Then it's shredded down into tiny chips, washed again, and sent to the manufacturing facility.


3. Remake - the chips are heated, processed, and extruded to make superfine threads that are spun together into yarn ECONYL®.


4. Reimagine - the ECONYL® yarn is then woven with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™, which proved to be five times more durable when exposed to chlorine and UV than comparable swimwear fabrics. This yarn is used in new swimwear products until they are no longer useful and can go back into step one: Rescue.

This’s amazing! For us, that means we can create new products using recycled materials, and for our customers, that means they can obtain eco-friendly clothing that does not produce waste.

That brings infinite opportunities for makers, creators, and consumers.



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