From waste material
Our goal is to create a business that is restorative and regenerative by design, striving to incorporate as many circular materials as possible into our collections.
ECONYL® takes recycled materials to a whole new level by turning waste into resource. To make ECONYL®, waste such as industrial plastic, waste fabric and fishing nets from oceans is recycled and regenerated into a new nylon yarn that is exactly the same quality as virgin nylon.
Turning waste problems into swimwear solutions
A sustainable, soft and refined fabric, light and extremely comfortable which boasts excellent recovery power and always the perfect muscular compression aimed at decreasing the production of lactic acid, thus boosting a faster recovery of energy. Soft and pleasant on the skin, compact and breathable, it is also highly UV protective ( UPF 50+).
No waste. No new resources.
Bamboo just might be the world’s most sustainable resource.
It is the fastest growing grass and can shoot up a yard or more a day.
Bamboo plantations are large factories for photosynthesis which reduces greenhouse gases. Bamboo plants absorb about 5 times the amount of carbon dioxide (a primary greenhouse gas) and produces about 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
Bamboo thrives in steep mountainous areas difficult for other plant life utilising only natural rainwater
Growing bamboo improves soil quality and helps rebuild eroded soil. The extensive root system of bamboo holds soil together, prevents soil erosion, and retains water in the watershed.
Bamboo grows naturally without the need for agricultural tending and large diesel exhaust-spewing tractors to plant seeds and cultivate the soil.
Bamboo is resistant to diseases and pests, so it grows organically without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
Once a bamboo plant is cut for harvest, it can grow back and continue to be harvested annually without replanting.
Bamboo fabric has a natural sheen and softness that feels and drapes like silk.
It is highly absorbent and wicks water away from the body 3 to 4 times faster than cotton. In warm, humid and sweaty weather, bamboo clothing helps keep the wearer drier, cooler and more comfortable and doesn’t stick to the skin.
The structure of bamboo fibers make bamboo fabrics more breathable and thermal regulating than cotton, hemp, wool or synthetic fabrics.
Bamboo clothing is hypoallergenic. It is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal supposedly because of a bacteriostatis agent unique to bamboo plants called “bamboo kun” which also helps bamboo resist harboring odors. “Kun” is also sometimes spelled “kunh”. The bamboo kun in bamboo fabric stops odor-producing bacteria from growing and spreading in the bamboo cloth allowing bamboo clothing to be more hygienic and to remain fresher smelling.
From wood to textile
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources.
The wood used for the fiber production is harvested from certified and controlled sources.
It is produced from renewable cellulosic plants such as beech trees eucalyptus, pine trees.
There is only one case of manufacturing a regenerated cellulose fiber-where the chemicals used in the process are completely recycled with a recovery rate of 99.5%, this is known as a closed loop system. The fiber made using this closed looped process is Lenzings TENCEL ® Lyocell. More accurately described Lyocell is a solvent spun fiber in which the cellulose is directly dissolved keeping the cellulose much closer to that found in nature.
TENCEL® Lyocell, also carries the Oeko Tex 100 certification and FSC certification ( http://www.fsc.org/en/)
Fabrics with TENCEL™ Lyocell
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have gained a commendable reputation for their environmentally responsible, closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency andlow environmental impact. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%.
To make garments out of wood, the wood is pulped, reduced down into a cellulose viscous solution that is forced through spinnerets. These stringy fibres that come out of the nozzle, the so called TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are lateron woven or knit into, lightweight and breathable fabrics.
Another ecological advantage of TENCEL™ Lyocell is that the raw material wood, stems from forest plantations which practice sustainability. The cultivated forest land is not suitable for agriculture
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TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are eco-friendly since products made from it can be recycled.
Lyocell fibers are biodegradable because they are cellulosic fibers.
Products made from Lyocell can be recycled or digested in sewage.
TENCEL™ is a trademark of Lenzing AG.
The European Union (EU) awarded this process the Environmental Award 2000 in the category 'technology for sustainable development'.