A brief history of Nylon:
Nylon, present everywhere in our daily life. Since its first use in the manufacture of women’s stockings in 1940. It is the most widely used textile fiber in the textile industry, especially in the sports world. The latter remains one of the pollutants when it is produced from petroleum, however when it is recycled, it is the eco-responsible material par excellence.
According to a 2018 Ellen MacArthur Foundation report, the carbon footprint of textiles is 1.2 billion tonnes of co2 worldwide, which is far more than emissions from commercial aviation and sea freight combined. By opting for recycled nylon, we reduce our gas emissions by 90% compared to the production of virgin nylon (consoglobe).
Why choose recycled nylon?
In our workshops at La Piece Paris, we have chosen to make it one of our raw materials to make our unique pieces for bodies with spirit. To honor the benevolent act of all urban cyclists, the minimum is that they are. They have clothes that snap! La Piece Paris follows pop, rock and liberated trends, and unearths ethical, recycled or plant-based materials.
Thanks to our supplier ECONYL, who collects the fishing nets to make textile yarn. According to the United Nations Environment Organization report in 2009, Nets account for 10% of marine litter in the oceans, causing depletion of fish stocks. By recycling nylon, we are acting on 80% of nylon's impact on global warming.
From bottles to trendy clothes:
Wondering how you go from an abandoned fishing net to a trendy garment? We will explain everything to you :
In short, ECONYL is a committed company that recovers abandoned nets in the oceans to give them a second life. From then on, a material that was until then, the fear of the seabed, becomes an eco-responsible material. Fishing nets are not the only material recovered, there are also scraps, plastic waste etc.
Recycled materials make it possible not to dig into the reserves of the planet which each year reaches the point of non-renewal (a bit like asking for a loan from the bank). It also reduces our carbon emissions as explained earlier in this article. Concretely, the manufacture of recycled nylon goes through several stages on which we are going to look a little.