Bikinis aus Plastik: Lerne ECONYL®, das regenerierte Nylon, besser kennen - NIKIN EU

Plastic bikinis: Get to know ECONYL®, the regenerated nylon, better

NIKIN bikinis are made from ECONYL® fiber. The sustainable material for our swimwear is a recycled polyamide and comes from nylon waste that would otherwise pollute the earth. In this interview we learn more about the history of the yarn and the company Aquafil behind it.

Model in rosa Bikini

NIKIN bikinis are made from ECONYL® fiber. The sustainable material for our swimwear is a recycled polyamide and comes from nylon waste that would otherwise pollute the earth. In this interview you will find out more about the history of the yarn and the company Aquafil behind it.

NIKIN: Giulio Bonazzi, President of Aquafil, says: "When I see a landfill, I see a gold mine." Why?
Aquafil: Because waste is a valuable raw material for us!

NIKIN: Since you reuse it for the ECONYL® regenerated nylon?
Aquafil: Exactly. ECONYL® nylon has the same quality as traditional petroleum nylon, but is made from waste such as fishing nets, old carpets or fabric scraps. We produce the material in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Fischernetzte

NIKIN: What is the intention behind the production of a new recycled ingredient like ECONYL® fiber?
Aquafil: The ECONYL® yarn is part of a larger transformation process of our business model from a linear to a circular approach. We no longer want to be part of the process of “buying raw materials, using them and throwing them away”.

NIKIN: Is it about sustainable intentions?
Aquafil: Yes. We also believe that this is the only way to grow and keep up with the challenges of a rapidly changing market.

Model in grünem Bikini

NIKIN: What are the criteria for a fashion brand that wants to use ECONYL® regenerated nylon?
Aquafil:  Sustainability. There are more and more companies like this. Currently 2,000 fashion brands and 60 carpet manufacturers use the material.

NIKIN: Will there be more of them in the future?
Aquafil: For every brand, small or large, there should be one Prioritize finding and using sustainable materials. Additionally, items should be designed to last and be recycled. The future of the fashion industry is the renewal of the old.
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