The ECONYL® regeneration process transforms waste nylon into new yarn for the fashion
Waste is collected, then cleaned and shredded, depolymerised to extract nylon, polymerised, transformed into yarn, and then re-commercialised into textile products.
The type of material does matter hugely when it comes to the environment: energy use, water use, land use, and how it’s disposed of. On that score, recycled polyester is way better than polyester made from virgin oil, especially if it encourages more recycling of plastic water bottles, and helps get them out of the environment.
Sharing this journey with us are also underwater divers, volunteer divers, of the Healthy Seas Initiative. We founded it together with an NGO and another business partner to recover ghost nets from the seas and create awareness on the problem of marine waste and ghost fishing. The nets recovered by the volunteer divers are then regenerated in our ECONYL® plant in Slovenia where, together with other waste, they become new ECONYL® yarn.