ECONYL®, regenerated nylon
All our creations are made of ECONYL® , this excellent quality nylon fiber, made from 100% waste: fishing nets and other nylons.
Here are the 4 stages of its conception by Aquafil, an innovative Italian circular economy company .
With 170 divers and more than 600 fishermen, recovering any abandoned fishing nets so that they are then recycled and regenerated into new nylon ECONYL®.
Aquafil also collects end-of-life fishing nets from the aquaculture industry, rather than ending up in landfills.
And a large part of their used waste also comes from other nylon-based products: rugs, carpets, etc. in production offcuts or used to recycle.
The different types of waste are then separated in order to keep only nylon 6 , the rest is sent to other supply chains.
The nylon waste is then cleaned, compacted and sent to the ECONYL® regeneration plant.
It is the depolymerization process that allows it to return to the state of raw material, removing all foreign substances for a 100% pure quality .
This is the stage where the regenerated raw material allows the creation of a new nylon of equal quality to the first. The yarn obtained will then be woven to be used in the manufacture of sportswear, swimsuits, carpets, rugs, etc.
4. New creations
F2M wanted to create UV protection tops from recycled materials. Thanks to ECONYL® nylon, we were able to do this by participating in the recycling of fishing nets and other nylons.
Eco-designed, with sustainable properties and guaranteeing maximum UPF50 + UV protection without chemical additives, our creations also help clean the oceans!