The collection is handmade from soft Italian fabrics derived from ECONYL, which is 100 per cent regenerated nylon
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Spotted: An eco-friendly swimwear label, Undersea Bikini, aims to create high-quality products that you can feel good about wearing. Its feminine-sporty collection is handmade from soft Italian fabrics derived from ECONYL, which is 100 per cent regenerated nylon.
ECONYL is developed by the company AQUAFIL and is made from discarded fishing nets and other nylon waste that is taken from oceans and landfills around the world. Thousands of tonnes of waste are then brought to a treatment centre, where it is sorted and cleaned to recover as much nylon as possible. After this, the nylon is processed and transformed into textile yarns, with a minimal amount of water and energy used. It is then sent to Italy to be developed into a high quality, eco-friendly fabric. The aim is that once products containing ECONYL are no longer needed by customers, they can go back into the regeneration system.
Undersea Bikini’s products also come in packaging that is made of recycled and sustainably-sourced materials, with hangtags made from seed papers.
At Springwise we have seen many ways in which the fashion industry is aiming to become more sustainable and to give back into the regeneration system, including a designer using moths to recycle clothing and a carbon-negative raincoat.