Nets, Landfill, and Sustainability: The Story Behind Our Swim Collection
Behind The Collection

Nets, Landfill, and Sustainability: The Story Behind Our Swim Collection

While your Noize swimsuit is not mesh formed by knotting thin nylon threads into a grid, used to catch defenseless fish, that’s where it came from. We source our swimsuit material from ECONYL® so you can help us save marine life and remove some of the 5.25 trillion pieces of trash in the ocean.

You may also not know that by buying one of Noize’s swimsuits you’re helping save 70,000 barrels of crude oil, which is about 3 million gallons of gas. That’s like filling up your 12-gallon car 250,000 times. Not only do you protect marine life and save the ocean, but you’re also saving the planet.

The ECONYL® Swim nylon we use is the best alternative to standard nylon. Fossil-based nylon isn’t biodegradable, so once you trash your clothes or toothbrush, it sits in a landfill forever. Producing nylon creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide, which is warming the planet. Plus, manufacturing nylon requires massive amounts of energy, which is also degrading the planet.

By choosing an ECONYL® swimsuit, you’re doing more than finding a cute two-piece for your next vacation. You’re helping to save the planet.

All that from this “itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini.”

May We Introduce, ECONYL® Swim

ECONYL® is a fabric that provides a safer solution for the protection and preservation of aquatic life. ECONYL® Swim is our collection of men’s and women’s swimsuits, made entirely from recycled materials like fishing nets, fabric scraps, and carpets. You know, the trash in the landfill and in the ocean.

Our swim collection is chlorine, sun cream, oil, and wear-and-tear resistant. As an ethically sourced Italian fabric, the premium quality and breakthrough material lasts swim season after swim season. ECONYL® Swim is lightweight, breathable, and ultra-comfortable. It feels good to wear and you’ll feel good wearing it, knowing you’re making a difference for the future of our planet.

How ECONYL works

How ECONYL® Swim is Made From Waste

Just think, the ECONYL® swimsuit you’re about to wear comes from old carpets, fishing nets, used materials, plastic, industrial waste, and fabric scraps. In other words, trash. What some people thoughtlessly left in landfills and oceans, others looked at it and considered it useful. Instead of leaving it behind for eternity, innovators turned trash into treasure.

They make the ECONYL® through a three-step process:

Step One: Waste Is Rescued

The “ECONYL® regeneration system” starts by collecting waste polluting the Earth, like the fishing nets, fabric scraps, and industrial plastic mentioned earlier. Volunteer divers actually rescue nets from the ocean, the seabed, and aquaculture and the fishing industries.

Step Two: Waste Restored To Its Original Form

After the volunteers collect the waste, it’s cleaned, sorted, and sent to a regeneration plant to recover as much of the nylon as possible. The regeneration process restores the material and purifies it back into its original form. It’s the same as fossil-based nylon, but without the 65,100 tonnes of CO2-eq. emissions and warming the Earth.

Step Three: Waste Made Into Usable Material

Now it’s time to recreate the clean nylon into something usable. They process the material into yarns and polymers for companies like Noize to use when developing our Swim Collection. What’s also amazing is that we can recycle the nylon infinitely. It doesn’t stop after you purchase a swimsuit from Noize. Years and years from now, when the swimsuit is no longer serving you, it can go back into step one of the “ECONYL® regeneration system.” Pretty fantastic, huh?

The ECONYL process

Why We Chose ECONYL® For Our Swim Collection

We believe what we wear today should not only look and feel great, but should also make the world a better place to live—now and in the future. The situation in our oceans is dire.

The World Wildlife Fund estimates that 8 million metric tons of plastic wind up in the ocean annually. The problem lies with our consumption habits, like eating fish. It’s clear the fishing industry is depleting our oceans.

We know people leave fishing nets abandoned in the oceans. People discard trash where it doesn’t belong. Because of this, nets and debris trap sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, fish, and whales, killing 100,000 marine life yearly.

With volunteer divers collecting these nets, it not only protects marine life but helps reduce nylon’s impact on global warming by up to 90%. By choosing Noize’s swimwear, you’re helping keep marine habitats clean.

NOIZE’s commitment to our environment goes beyond sourcing sustainable materials—it’s about adopting ethical habits for our planet and all its inhabitants by choosing products made ethically, like Noize Swim.

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