regenerated polyamide

ECONYL® is a revolutionary yarn that is made from recycled nylon waste, such as fishing nets and industrial plastic waste, that would otherwise end up polluting our oceans and harming marine life.

How is it made?

ECONYL® is made using a closed-loop production process, which means that the materials are recycled and repurposed in a sustainable and circular way. Here's how it works:

  • The first step is to collect waste materials, such as fishing nets and industrial plastic waste, from various sources.
  • The waste materials are then cleaned and processed to remove any impurities or contaminants.
  • Next, the materials are transformed into a nylon polymer using a chemical process called depolymerization. This process breaks down the waste materials into their basic components and converts them into a high-quality nylon material.
  • Finally, the nylon polymer is spun into yarn and used to create a wide range of products, including swimwear.

At Understatement, we are proud to use ECONYL® yarn in our swimwear production. By choosing our products you are contributing to a more sustainable and responsible fashion industry.

Benefits of using ECONYL® yarn:

  • Reduces waste: By using ECONYL®, we are repurposing waste that would have otherwise ended up in landfills or oceans. 
  • Conserves resources: ECONYL® is a closed-loop fabric, meaning it can be infinitely recycled without losing its quality. 
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions: ECONYL® production generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional nylon production, leading to a lower carbon footprint. 
  • Protects marine life: By repurposing nylon waste, ECONYL® helps to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans and protect marine life from harm. 
  • Improves water quality: ECONYL® production uses less water than traditional nylon production, which helps to conserve water resources and reduce water pollution.

ECONYL® is a great choice for anyone looking for eco-friendly, high-quality swimwear that looks and feels great. By choosing our swim collection you can make a positive impact on the environment and enjoy a stylish and comfortable swimwear that will last for many seasons to come.