NONI Swim believes that the fashion industry of the future should be circular. Our goal, therefore, is to help create a strengthening and regenerative industry, where we strive to include as many circular materials in our collections as possible.
We believe that synthetic materials used for swimwear should be made of regenerated materials. Therefore, our swimwear consists of 78% ECONYLⓇ regenerated nylon and 22% elastane. ECONYLⓇ is a fiber yarn made from 100% waste materials, such as fishing nets collected from the ocean and other industrial plastics that are transformed into soft quality nylon.
The process behind ECONYLⓇ
Some see waste - others see opportunities. ECONYLⓇ regenerated nylon is created through a four-step process:
1. Rescue: The first step is to collect waste from landfills and oceans around the world. This includes fishing nets, factory waste, blankets and other industrial waste. This is sorted and cleaned with the purpose to recover as much nylon as possible.
2. regenerate: Through a regenerative and purifying process, the collected nylon is recycled right back to its original form. ECONYLⓇ regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.
3. remake: ECONYLⓇ regenerated nylon is processed into yarn that can be used as carpet yarn and textile yarn in the interior and fashion industry.
4. reimagine: Fashion brands and carpet manufacturers use ECONYLⓇ cleaned nylon to create brand new products. This type of nylon has the potential to be reused endlessly without losing its quality.
For every10,000 tonnes of ECONYLⓇ raw material, we are able to save 70,000 barrels of crude oil and avoid 57,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions. ECONYLⓇ regenerated nylon reduces the climate impact by 80% compared to newly produced nylon.
You can read about the process behind ECONYLⓇ regenerated nylon by following this link to the project Healthy Seas.