What is ECONYL®?

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Made entirely from waste nylon that would otherwise be polluting our Earth: used carpet, discarded fishing nets and fabric scraps. ECONYL® is a regenerated nylon yarn that can be regenerated time and time again without losing any of its qualities.

How is ECONYL® nylon made?

Step 1:

Rescue - The ECONYL® regeneration system starts with the collection of nylon waste. Nylon carpet scraps are sorted into carpet fluff, fishing nets are recovered from seas and the aquaculture industry, nylon fabric scraps and industrial waste are diverted from landfill. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible. Healthy Seas is a partner of ECONYL® recovering ghost fishing nets from our seas. Since 2013 Healthy Seas has collected 905 tons of waste nets. Keely is a supporting partner of Healthy Seas pledging 1% of profits to help clean up our seas.

Step 2:

Regeneration - through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as fossil-based nylon.

Step 3:

Remake - ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into yarns and polymers for the fashion and interior industries.

Step 4:

Reimagine - This is where Keely comes in. At Keely we have reimagined how we can use this yarn in our pieces that we hope will last you a lifetime. We have thought about every component in our bags using only regenerated, recycled and sustainable materials. They have been made to the highest quality in Italy with a manufacturer that we are proud to be partnering with in our journey.

For every 10,000 tonnes of ECONYL® raw material produced they are able to save: 70,000 barrels of crude oil and avoid 65,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Reducing the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared to nylon created from oil.

ECONYL® nylon is a sustainable and circular choice we have made due to its sourcing story.