ECONYL® yarn has a 90 % reduced global warming impact compared to fresh nylon. With our fabric being 78 % ECONYL® yarn, this means that our garments have a 90 % × 78 % = 70 % reduced global warming impact in their general makeup.
The reduction is well-documented by Aquafil – the Italian company behind the ECONYL® brand. Every ton of ECONYL® yarn saves the planet of 7 barrels of crude oil and 6.5 tons of CO2-equivalent compared to making new nylon (and fabric) from scratch. It is a way to reuse what we already have and clean up some of humanity’s mess.
The “equivalent” (abbreviated “eq”), means that the whole climate footprint from all sources is calculated back into a single
figure measured in CO2-weight. It is the standard (and quite sensible) way to represent emission figures. When you see a “CO2-reduction” mentioned anywhere, it is usually CO2-equivalents.
For one of our standard styles such as the “Mira” dress, which weighs ca. 239 grams, this means an avoided emission of 1.21 kg CO2-eq.
A general, awesome thing about the ECONYL® brand is the data that surrounds it. This is what enables calculations such as those above, and it is crucial to our transparency principles. With ECONYL® yarn it is possible to reach these levels of documentation because it is a
synthetic yarn. Synthetics have complex footprints in their original production, but regenerated synthetics have a much simpler pathway in a confined process. It is a massive enabler of all the math that let us truly believe in its positive impact on climate and environment.