As of September 2018, absolutely all of our swimwear is made using luxurious Italian fabric made with 78% Econyl®, a recycled fibre made from recycled plastics such as abandoned fishing nets, water bottles and other post-consumer waste.
The Econyl® yarn we use is then woven with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ which proved to be 5 times more durable when exposed to chlorine and UV than comparable swimwear fabrics under rigorous testing.
Rescue - it all starts with rescuing waste like fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. The waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover as much nylon or polyester as possible.
Regenerate - the waste is sorted and cleaned. Then it’s shredded down in to tiny chips, washed again and sent to the manufacturing facility.
Remake - the chips are heated, processed and extruded to make superfine threads that are spun together in to yarn. The Econyl® yarn is then woven with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ which proved to be 5 times more durable when exposed to chlorine and UV than comparable swimwear fabrics.