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. Almost all swimwear and synthetic fabrics are made out of some form of stretch fabric. Why continue making virgin stretch fabric when there is a plethora of waste waiting to be collected and repurposed?
ECONYL® is made from 100% regenerated nylon fibre from fishnets and other nylon waste...waste that contains a high percentage of Nylon 6. Econyl® creates the yarn which Carvico weaves into the softest 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. We are using the same material used in a new, non-recycled swimsuits but without the detrimental environmental effects.
Significant benefits of using Econyl® Yarns:
- Requires approximately 2/3 less energy
- Reduces water consumption
- Reduces global crude oil extraction, distribution, and consumption
- Reduces air, water, and soil contamination
- Recovers Nylon 6 waste from all over the world