We're glad to say that we utilize recycled fabric in our products. Our collections are not only responsibly made, but also ecologically sustainable. Carvico fabric, which is made up of 78 percent ECONYL® recycled nylon yarn, is used to produce the products. So, you don't have to, we've done the research on how Carvico creates their material and the benefits and challenges.
We certify the fabric's creation, be it skin-safe, environmentally friendly, and what its disadvantages are. We really hope you are enjoying it.
Carvico is an Italian recycled fabric created from two threads: 22% elastane and 78% recycled nylon. Sun protection, chlorine resistance, UV protection, bi-directional elasticity, and a smooth, skin-friendly surface are all characteristics of this high-quality spandex.
OEKO-TEX® has given Carvico fabrics the STANDARD 100 certification. This is one of the most well-known labels for fabrics that have been tested for harmful elements all around world. Some people seem to believe that recycled fabrics are dangerous to handle because of BPA and other chemicals found in plastics. Carvico (and most recycled fabrics on the market) are free from these restrictions.
ECONYL®, an excellent company, produces nylon that really is 100 percent recycled.
WHAT IS ECONYL®?
So, let's talk about ECONYL®, the inspirational figure! ( www.econyl.com )
Aquafil's family company produces ECONYL®, which is recycled nylon fiber. It is possible to recycle nylon, but it is very complex. The only firm that performs it on a large scale is Aquafil.
"We significantly underestimate the strength of this operation," admits CEO Giulio Bonazzi. Fortunately, since I'm not sure we would have started on this incredible journey if we had known everything beforehand."
Nylon waste is recycled into new nylon fiber by Aquafil. Chemically, the new nylon fiber is equal to virgin (oil-based) nylon. It's entirely made of recyclable materials and is 100 % recyclable!
In comparison to virgin oil-based nylon, the production of ECONYL® has an estimated 80% lower impact on global warming. Nylon is traditionally produced from hexamethylenediamine, a fossil fuel derivative. With large amounts of water and nitrous oxides being produced in the process.
We are delighted to utilize such a ground-breaking material in our products. All swimwear and sportswear, we hope, will be manufactured from recycled fibers one day.
We're delighted that we can create long-lasting, high-quality swimwear without compromising our highest priority: ocean preservation.
Please contact us if you have any questions!