Regenerated materials from nylon waste


Econyl makes an ‘infinitely recyclable’ nylon material, made entirely from recovered nylon waste. It’s a product that can help manufacturers to close the loop and create new products without having to use new resources.

How does it work?

Econyl uses waste such as used fishing nets, fabrics, and industrial plastic waste. This waste product is refined and used to create carpet and textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries. The company estimates that every 10,000 tonnes of Econyl raw material produced saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil and 60,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.


Who is doing it?

The Italian-based producer of synthetic fibers, Aquafil, produces Econyl. Econyl forms part of the company’s strategy to move to a more sustainable model.


Where to start?

Fashion and sportswear brands can use Econyl for producing garments. Interior design companies can make use of Econyl for eco-friendly carpets and rugs. Clients using Econyl include Adidias, Finisterre, and Stella McCartney.


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