ECONYL® REGENERATION PROCESS
RESCUE ~ COLLECTING NYLON OCEAN WASTE
Waste is collected through different initiatives and projects:
The Healthy Seas, a project that has volunteer divers recovering abandoned or lost fishing nets from the bottom of the sea. Net-Works, a social initiative that empowers coastal communities in collecting and selling discarded fishing nets.
REWIND ~ PREPARATION
Where the reclaimed waste begins the journey back to its origins.
Waste is cleaned and purified for regeneration, removing all imperfections.
The fibre is then shredded and returned to the ECONYL® regeneration plant.
RECREATE ~ DEPOLYMERIZATION/ REPOLYMERIZATION
A high-tech chemical recycling process developed by ECONYL®, allows the company to reduce the fibre back to the state of raw material. Removing all foreign substances for a 100% virgin quality. The ECONYL® yarn is a 100% regenerated and is 100% regenerable. Meaning ECONYL® Nylon can be regenerated over and over for an infinite number of times without any loss in quality.
REUSE ~ RE-COMMERCIALIZATION
The ECONYL® yarns are then transformed into high-quality, durable, sustainable nylon for reuse in swimwear and sportswear. This type of nylon has been tested to be two times more resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils than competitor fabrics - resulting in longer life garments. This 100% regenerated nylon is then used to create Okay Pretty’s bright and playful swimwear designs that you all know and love.
Okay Pretty leaves the planet a little bit prettier after every purchase.
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