Use regenerated nylon instead of virgin materials

Fishing net in the middle of the ocean

ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made from waste such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture, fabric scraps from mills and carpets destined for landfill, and can unleash infinite possibilities for makers, creators and consumers.

Worldwide, 8 billion pounds of virgin nylon are produced each year



  • Helps cut out the amount of crude oil and C02 emissions in virgin plastic production by up to 80%
  • Helps reduce the amount of waste in landfills and the ocean
  • Is versatile and can be used in a range of textiles and hard items


  • Like most synthetic fibres, it isn't immune to shedding microfibres in the wash

Making a difference

Econyl® works with over 250 brands around the world to cut out virgin plastic and create environmentally friendly products.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Sophie Dingwall