[Unpaid Ad] Sustainable textiles and ethical manufacturing is a no-brainer for us! All our colourful printed leggings are made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon. We think using recycled fibers reduces our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, and is the best way to reduce the impact of synthetic textile production from yoga leggings.

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Arctic Flamingo leggings are made from waste such as discarded fishing nets from the oceans and carpet fluff destined to landfill.

We think using recycled fabric in yoga leggings is a step in the right direction. After all, the world is drowning in plastic and lot of plastic waste sits for example in our oceans. Nylon we use is called ECONYL® yarn and it is regenerated nylon from pre- and post-consumer nylon waste. Pre-consumer waste can be industrial plastic components and textile scraps. Post-consumer waste is in fact waste that would otherwise be dumped in landfills or abandoned in nature with big environmental problems. With the ECONYL® regeneration process, this material can be recovered – e.g. from carpet fluff (the upper part of carpets) or fishing nets  – and regenerated, giving it a new lease of life and contributing to a cleaner environment.

Nylon may be man-made and made out of oil, but reusing existing nylon makes a massive difference to its environmental impact, reducing the amount that goes to landfill. Recycling nylon helps promote new recycling streams for nylon products that are no longer usable, and reduces air, water, and soil contamination.

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From ECONYL® yarn to yoga leggings. Our printed leggings are made of 78% ECONYL® regenerated nylon and 22% elastane for stretch.

Using ECONYL® regenerated nylon we have a double advantage for the environment. On one hand, waste material that would otherwise remain waste in the environment is used, and from the other side, precious fossil raw materials that are normally used in the production of nylon is saved. Head over to the ECONYL® site to learn more about their process and the other innovative and interesting products that have been made with this fibre!

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Inkeri from Arctic Flamingo Leggings

 

 

Posted by Inkeri, the founder of Arctic Flamingo

 

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