FOR EVERY TON OF FISH NET RECOVERED & REGENERATED,
AQUAFIL WILL PRODUCE ENOUGH YARN FOR MORE THAN
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
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
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
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.