VIVI-KINI is made from ECONYL® regenerated Nylon that turns waste problems into fashion
Each year there are estimated 640,000 tons of fishing gear lost or abandoned in the ocean, making up 10% of all marine litter. These ghost nets tremendously hurt the environment by accidental capturing whales, turtles, sharks or other sea-creatures, resulting in killing millions and threatening shallow coral reefs each year.
These nets and other pre and post-consumer nylon waste are then turned into ECONYL® regenerated nylon which additionally reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared with material made from crude oil.
VIVI-KINI swimwear is made from regenerated ECONYL® yarn because we strongly believe in raising awareness and reducing the environmental impact on planet earth.
The innovative process behind the ECONYL® yarn comes in four steps:
The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring, and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans 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 virgin nylon.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into carpet yarn and textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries.
The beauty of ECONYL® regenerated nylon is that it has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. We believe circular design is the future and using ECONYL® is our first step on that journey.