Recycled fabrics for our swimwear
WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT SWIMSUITS AND ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THE SEA
As you may know, swimwear and most sportswear are made from petroleum-based synthetic fibers. These fabrics, since they are made of plastic, do not decompose easily. They end up like most of our waste: in the ocean, which is already well polluted! But then, how is it that we can make eco-friendly swimwear using these synthetic fabrics?
At Mimi & August we're passionate about swimsuits and also we're absolutely in love with the sea! After multiple searches and investigations, we finally found a way to reconcile the two. Yes, it's possible!
Thanks to an ecological conscience that is developing more and more, new recycling technologies have appeared and it is currently possible to produce nylon and polyester (the two most used materials) from recycling or regeneration, using the plastic that is polluting the sea as a raw material. Thus, the residues are taken from the sea and used instead of the classical petrochemical substances. The fibers and yarns produced through these recycling processes are then turned into beautiful, high-quality fabrics that we can use to produce our Mimi & August swimsuits.
STRENGTHEN OUR DESIRE TO HAVE A CIRCULAR PROCESS
Made entirely from plastic waste found in the sea, the Econyl® fabric is a good choice for the production of our swimsuits. The good thing is that these fabrics are infinitely recyclable without any quality loss, which reinforce our circular manufacturing process.