[Unpaid Ad] Sustainable textiles and ethical manufacturing is a no-brainer for us! All our colourful printed leggings are made of recycled nylon. We think using recycled fibres 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.
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 production discards, 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. Think about abandoned fishing nets, and what kind of danger they are for marine life. By catching and trapping animals, these abandoned fishnets are over the years responsible of what we call «ghost fishing». With the ECONYL® process, this material can be recovered – e.g. from carpet fluff (the upper part of carpets), abandoned or spent fishing nets (from all over the world with the help of Healthy Seas Initiative) – 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.
Using recycled 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 incredible fibre!
Posted by Inkeri, the founder of Arctic Flamingo