Coralee swim and ECONYL fabric

As a company with the earths oceans and coral reefs as a top priority, we want to take some time to introduce you to the fabric we use! 

We make sure to use recycled nylon to continue pulling ocean waste from the waters and have been so pleased with the fabric quality. 

What is ECONYL?

ECONYL, created by Italian firm Aquafil, uses synthetic waste such as industrial plastic, waste fabric, and fishing nets from oceans, then recycles and regenerates them into a new nylon yarn that is exactly the same quality as virgin nylon.

This regeneration system focuses on 6 steps that form a closed loop which uses less water and creates less waste than traditional nylon production methods. Waste is collected, then cleaned and shredded, depolymerised to extract nylon, polymerised, transformed into yarn, and then re-commercialised into textile products.

ECONYL is a way to recycle and replace virgin nylon in our everyday products and clothes. Traditional production methods for nylon are not eco-friendly, they require huge amounts of water and produce a hefty amount of nitrous oxide, which is 10 times more potent than carbon dioxide. What’s more, nylon is not biodegradable, and it is estimated that up 40% of man made plastic waste in the oceans are nylon.

At Coralee swim, we are dedicated for doing what is best for our earth, oceans, and coral reefs and are excited to be working with econyl fabric for our swimwear!

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