For our swimwear products, we are proud to say we use ECONYL® regenerated nylon from waste that would otherwise pollute our Earth.
The ECONYL® yarn is created from recycling unwanted waste from around the world, such as fishing nets, industrial plastic and fabric scraps. The ECONYL® yarn used for producing our swimwear fabric is created also by the help of The Healthy Seas Initiative who retrieves waste from the ocean. So far they have retrieved more than 500 tonnes of fishing nets, which otherwise would have remained in our ocean for 100s of years.
The nylon waste is taken to a depolymerisation plant and is turned into ECONYL® yarn, which is then woven into the beautiful fabric to make Mitra The Label swimwear. The production of ECONYL® regenerated nylon, has an 90% lower impact on global warming than the production of oil based nylon which requires fossil fuels.
Features of our swimwear fabric include suncream and oil resistant, excellent UV protection and ultra chlorine resistant.
Creating swimwear made from repurposed materials means Mitra The Label is helping to:
- Reduce waste
- Reduce carbon footprints
- Reduce utilisation of crude oil for nylon production.
- Chlorine resistant
- Sunscreen & oil resistant
- Shape retention
- Two way stretch
- Pilling resistant.