ECOTEXTILE – Yoga brand launches ECONYL® sports line
ARIZONA – US sustainable lifestyle brand, Yoga Democracy, which launched in 2015 with the goal of creating a line of yoga wear produced only from recycled fibres, is to add a new recycled nylon line which is made from discarded fishing nets. The new product line-up will include leggings, sports tops and shorts produced using ECONYL® yarn.
Yoga Democracy is using two different types of recycled nylon, both made with ECONYL® yarn from recycled material and produced by Italy based Aquafil Group. 100 per cent regenerated ECONYL® yarn is made from pre- and post-consumer waste, such as fishing nets recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative. The ECONYL® Regeneration System uses manufacturing by-product waste and end of life nylon materials – including abandoned fishing nets and old carpets – and turns them into ECONYL® Nylon 6 for the production of new carpets and textiles, sportswear and swimwear.