Sustainable, Recycled, Eco Friendly Fabrics
We are the leading importer of recycled fabrics into Bali to the export of Swimwear & Activewear. 95% of all fabrics we incorporate into our production chain are recycled from Italy & the US. We use ECONYL® regenerated Nylon in the fabrics we import from Carvico. These fabrics are repurposed from reclaimed fishing nets & other post-consumer waste. We add REPREVE regenerated Nylon into our plain & digital prints from the US. No waste. No new resources. Just endless possibilities.
For every 10.000 tons of ECONYL® Raw material used, we can save 70.000 barrels of crude oil and avoid 65.100 tons of C2 eq. emissions. UPF 50+: A UPF of 50 means that approximately 98% of UVA radiation is blocked.
The most popular fabrics, as follows.
- Carvico Vita Power & Renew Style from Italy. The yarns used in the production of these fabrics were first engineered by the world-famous surfer, Kelly Slater who came up with the concept of collecting discarded fishing nets, amongst other reclaimed nylon waist, to be turned into reclaimed yarns by ECONYL in Italy who then resell onto Carvico to produce some of their fabrics. These fabrics are offered as plain & to be printed via sublimation.
- REPREVE™, an American fabric produced from post-consumer waste, such as household carpets & so on. These fabrics are offered in plain matte & digital prints. These fabrics are sold under license to such brands as Carbon 38 & PE Nation & offer some or all of the following attributes. Body enhancing shape retention, UV & Chlorine resistance, perfect compression & moisture wicking. All come in a super soft hand feel.
Dyes are supplied by Huntsman Dyes in the US & are OEKO-TEX® & GOTS approved, protecting our planet for future generations. The testing and certification process on which our standards are based guarantees maximum consumer safety. Also approved by GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard means the harvesting of raw materials is handled in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, providing credible assurance to you & your customers.
We pack all articles individually into 100% biodegradable bags made from Cassava starch that decomposes in one day in contact with water or discarded into any landfill. We also provide 100% Cotton or recycled synthetic drawstring bags on request, printed one side with your brand or Logo.
“By collecting the fishing nets that are used to produce ECONYL® regenerated nylon products, we lessen our environmental impact while also cleaning up the oceans we love so much”
– Kelly Slater –
ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon is the leading, most trusted, branded performance fibre repurposed from recycled fishing nets & other post-consumer materials.
Fashion-forward brands and designers use ECONYL® regenerated nylon to create beautiful products that also drive the industry towards a sustainable future. ECONYL® regenerated nylon performs exactly the same as brand new nylon but gives you a sustainable edge, turning trash into treasure. ECONYL® regenerated nylon opens up endless possibilities for those who make & wear apparel.
‘Ghost Fishing’ is what is referred to when fishing gear has been lost, dumped or abandoned, catching & killing fish & sea mammals.
Whether nets, long lines or fish traps, once discarded they catch fish & marine organisms that die & on turn attract other marine life, which then get caught, creating a vicious circle.
Nylon, being virtually indestructible once discarded, some estimate could entangle fish for up to 5,000 years.
It’s estimated that over a million mammals are killed every year in these way Inc. dolphins, whales, sea lions & the like.
REPREVE™ transform recycled Nylon & Plastic bottles into amazing fibers, used by the world’s leading brands to make premium quality Swim & Activewear. The process embeds properties like moisture wicking, compression, adaptive warming and cooling as well as water repellent.