ECONYL® yarn is made through a revolutionary process of recovering fishing nets and other nylon waste otherwise polluting the Earth from all over the world that then gets regenerated into its original, pure nylon form. Using a recycled material reduces waste and pollution in the environment but also cuts down the need for raw materials & crude oil used in the production of nylon.
The positive impacts of using ECONYL® are not just limited to the revolutionary process of waste regeneration but also the impact of removing the raw material from our oceans through the partnership with Healthy Seas. Ghost fishing nets are an environmental catastrophe but Healthy Seas volunteers are responsible for recovering discarded nets from our oceans that would otherwise cause injury and death to marine animals. It is this environmental stewardship that has awarded ECONYL® the EU Ecolabel for environmental excellence. EU Ecolabel products and services meet high environmental standards throughout their life-cycle and promote the circular economy. ECONYL® is certified by the Oeko-Tex® 100 Standard that ensures that no harmful substances are used in the production and dye process. Materials or products that hold Standard 100 by Oeko-tex certification are tested to be free of over 100 harmful substances.
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Since re-launching our Signature collection, made from ECONYL® in 2020 the impacts have cumulated in climate-friendly savings of 1’052'899.7 MegaJoule/year of gross energy which is the equivalent of powering 10 Australian homes for 4 years as well as 75’140.8 kgCO2eq/year which is the equivalent emissions from 16 cars/year.