Materials Regenerated nylon
Used fisher nets, old carpets and other nylon waste can be used to produce a very soft and silk like nylon fabric, able to merge high quality and sustainability. The upcycled nylon yarn used in the RE-BELLO collection is produced by Aquafil S.p.A., a company based in Arco (Trento), owning the ECONYL ® technology. The ECONYL® yarn is a 100% regenerated Nylon coming from pre- and post-consumer Nylon waste (e.g. used fisher nets, carpets, etc.). The ECONYL® Regeneration system is a unique chemical and mechanical process that
allows to create regenerated yarn from waste keeping the same purity and characteristics of Nylon coming from virgin raw material. With this yarn, numerous textile products can be created with a double advantage for the environment. From one side we use in a smart way waste material that would otherwise remain wasted in the environment, and from the other side, we save precious raw material that is normally used in the production of Nylon.
ECONYL ® YarnThe ECONYL ® regeneration system is an innovative and sustainable way to create products from waste in a continuous loop. The ECONYL ® regeneration system can be endlessly repeated without any loss in material quality. Discover the six production steps ...
It is a challenge to find the perfect fabric among all sustainable materials. Different fabrics have different advantages and disadvantages for the environment in all the various phases of the production process.
Bamboo, for example, even if presenting very high benefits in farming (high soil yield, low water consumption, etc.), is an artificial fiber which needs to be extracted.
On the other hand, cotton is a natural fiber but it presents the disadvantage of the low soil yield and the fact that it steals precious areas that could potentially be used for food farming.
Our aim is to further improve the selection of sustainable materials and to concentrate, where possible, on new and innovative materials with a particular focus on upcyling&recycling.