What is ECONYL® fibre?

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For our sustainably stylish activewear, we are always searching for innovative textiles that take it to the next level and when we discovered what ECONYL®  regenerated yarn was, we knew we had found a winner. Not only is it kind to the planet and made from recycled nylon waste that helps clean the Earth, it is also soft, stretchy and recyclable. 

What is ECONYL® 

What is ECONYL® yarn? 

ECONYL® is 100% regenerated nylon fibre from pre and post-consumer waste.

The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste otherwise polluting the Earth, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.

Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as fossil-based nylon. And that nylon has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. 

ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into yarns and polymers for the fashion industry. 

We use ECONYL® regenerated nylon to create brand new products that are part of our activewear collection.


Why ECONYL® regenerated yarn works so well with our activewear? 

 At Pama London we are always looking for innovative textiles that are able to reduce waste and that still have amazing fit and form, which can be easier said than done! But when we discovered the fabric made with ECONYL® regenerated yarn we were delighted to have found a textile that aligned so well with our values. Not only does this textile have a positive impact on our Planet, but it also has the perfect amount of stretch and a suede-like soft texture that makes our designs feel like a second skin. 

That’s why you will now find fabrics made with ECONYL® yarn in our best-selling legging and bras from Stardust & Astrology Collection, where we chose to use this suede-like soft fabric for its ultimate stretch, retention and comfort. 

Why Choose Eco-Friendly Materials like ECONYL® Regenerated Yarn?

There is always a need to improve and innovate when it comes to fashion and sustainability, and especially when it comes to activewear textiles. To create activewear that is fit to form and supportive, we need to work with textiles that can keep their shape and stretch but unfortunately, the majority of regular textiles are made using unsustainable production practices. Whether this is through the use of heavy chemicals in the production process or the raw material, finding textiles that go beyond to minimize waste and chemicals can be challenging. It is only by actively searching for and working with eco-friendly textiles, that we can begin making a real change to the environmental impact of fashion. 

Because we care about minimizing our impact and making our designs kind to the planet, we are always on the lookout for more sustainable textile options so if you have any ideas, please let us know in the comments below and we can help change the world together. ✨

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