OF RECYCLED FISHING NETS WHICH HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM THE OCEANS
ECONYL® is an innovative yarn which consists – amongst other things – of recycled fishing nets which have been recovered from the oceans. ECONYL® gets manufactured by recovering nylon waste and returning it to its virgin state – the result: 100% recycled nylon yarn.
We use ECONYL® in tights and leggings, manufactured in cooperation with KUNERT, a long-established German company.
Credits: Gijs Doornbusch & Areti Kominou
FACTS ABOUT ECONYL®
The ECONYL® regeneration system consists of six steps which form a closed loop.
ECONYL® is created by collecting waste from the world's oceans, textiles and floor coverings and recycling it in Slovenia.
Every tonne of fishing nets that is collected and processed can produce yarn for more than 15,000 pairs of socks.
ECONYL® can be recycled, recreated and reshaped endlessly.
From recycled fishing nets
The yarn innovation ECONYL® consists of recycled fishing nets that are salvaged from the oceans. For ECONYL®, nylon waste is returned to its original structure and a 100% regenerated nylon yarn is produced.
For the first time we use ECONYL® in pantyhose, which was developed in cooperation with KUNERT. Six fashionable colours created by designer Claudia Lanius and implemented by KUNERT complement the KUNERT BLUE series in 30 deniers.