CO2 & WASTE

FOR EVERY TON OF FISH NET RECOVERED & REGENERATED,

 AQUAFIL WILL PRODUCE ENOUGH YARN FOR MORE THAN

SWIMWEAR BRIEFS

Assumption: Each ZLC Swimwear brief (only fabric) has the weight of ca. 80g – medium size.  

And contains 78% contains ECONYL® fiber, which gives 62,4 g in total.

EVERY YEAR, AROUND 640,000 TONS OF FISHING GEAR, NETS & ROPES IS LOST IN OUR SEAS & OCEANS 

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TONS OF WASTED FISHING NETS

TONS OF TEXTILE WASTE

IN 2010, THE US AND EU PRODUCED NEARLY 15 M TONS OF TEXTILE WASTE CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 1M TONS OF NYLON 6 WASTE

Source: PCI Fibres Red Book published May 2012

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SO FOR EVERY 10,000 TONS OF

ECONYL® RAW MATERIAL

70 THOUSAND BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL ARE SAVED

57 THOUSAND TONS of CO2 EQ EMISSION ARE AVOIDED

Eric Leto wearing our swimwear at Bahamas. Swimwear by ZLCOPENHAGEN

THE PROCESS

TURNING WASTE INTO GARMENTS –

A CONTINUOUS LOOP WITH ECONYL®

ZLCOPENHAGEN uses ECONYL® regenerated nylon to create something you would love to wear. It can be a nylon based jewelry, like the parachute cord or our swimwear collection shorts and briefs, which are entirely made from ECONYL® – a regenerated nylon fiber coming from waste such as fishing nets, fabrics scraps, spent carpets and plastic components. We decided to incorporate Eco-friendly fabrics and responsible textile manufacturing processes to garments for both sport and leisure.

WHAT DO WE DO?

We collaborate exclusively with companies which business practice is in accordance with environmental responsibility and sustainability. We use a fabric made with the ECONYL® yarn coming from regenerate waste in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut down energy consumption and diminish the accumulation of non-degradable trashes.

AND WHAT WE ALSO DO…

We prove through our business practice, that it is possible to indulge in high-quality stuff while keeping your conscience cleaned. We acknowledge that in the big picture it is very little we contribute. That’s why we constantly are looking for new ideas and focus on new areas which should be improved.

Read also https://www.sciencemag.org/tags/plastic-pollution

ONE OF THE FIRST COMPANY IN DENMARK, PROUDLY USING THE ECONYL® YARN

Swimwear by ZLCOPENHAGEN is entirely made from ECONYL® - a regenerated nylon fiber coming from waste such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture, fabric scraps, old carpets destined for landfills, and plastic components.

SWIMWEAR

FOR EVERY TON OF FISH NET RECOVERED AND REGENERATED, WE WILL PRODUCE ENOUGH YARN FOR MORE THAN

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FROM WASTE TO FASHION

Assumption: Each ZLC swimsuit (fabric only) has a weight of about 80 gram – medium size

And it contains 78% ECONYL® fiber, which represents 62.4g in total

As well as being a solution on waste, ECONYL® regenerated nylon is also better when it comes to climate change.

It reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared with the material from oil.

Such a project will surely recover the raw material, high-quality fishing nets, certain or from countries like the following relationships: Pakistan, USA, Norway, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Canada & Thailand

Source: www.econyl.com

SO FOR EVERY 10,000 TONS OF ECONYL® CAPROLACTAM, IT WILL

SAVE 70 THOUSAND

BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL

Due to avoiding extraction. Source: Aquafil internal data 2013

ELIMINATE 13.1

THOUSAND TONS OF WASTE

Source: Aquafil internal data

SAVE 70 THOUSAND

BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL

Due to avoiding extraction. Source: Aquafil internal data 2013

SAVE 70 THOUSAND

BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL

Due to avoiding extraction. Source: Aquafil internal data 2013
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ELECTRICITY MAP IN REAL-TIME

SHOWS WHERE YOUR ELECTRICITY COMES FROM & HOW MUCH CO2 WAS EMITTED TO PRODUCE IT

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