Manakai Swimwear’s Eco~Conscious Collection is made of sustainable techno-fabric created from regenerated nylon. We are working with top Italian companies Carvico and Econyl® to ensure the finest fabric in the world is used for our swimwear.
In addition to using regenerated nylon we now manufacture in the USA where workers are paid livable wages and treated with integrity. Manakai Swimwear is proud to support the local economy and ensure a very valuable skill-set is kept viable and strong in our country.
Why Recycled Fabric?
Each year, roughly 70 million barrels of crude oil are used to produce virgin stretch fabric (Lycra, Spandex, Nylon). Why continue making virgin stretch fabric when there is a plethora of "waste" waiting to be collected and regenerated? Scientific research has proven the fabric we source is the best option for the Planet. Not only is it the best, it is also scientifically proven to last 2X longer than any other fabric on the market!
ECONYL® is made from 100% regenerated nylon fibre from fishnets (once lost at sea) and other nylon waste (collected from factories). ECONYL® goes after waste containing a high percentage of Nylon 6. Econyl® creates the yarn which Carvico weaves into the softest eco swimwear fabric available offering excellent UV protection. Both Econyl® and Carvico utilize top of the line environmentally certified and accredited technology to manufacture their products. Keep in mind we are initially using the same material used in a new, non-recycled swimsuits but without the detrimental environmental effects that happen when making virgin fossil based fabric.
I am thrilled to now be using a new type of recycled fabric that is silky smooth and shines bright. There is also a new ribbed fabric that I am loving. Talk about Eco Luxury. Thanks to Jersey Lomellina.
Significant benefits of using Econyl® Yarns:
Reduces global crude oil extraction, distribution, and consumption
Requires approximately 2/3 less energy
Reduces water consumption
Reduces air, water, and soil contamination
Recovers Nylon 6 waste from all over the world