The oceans of the world are currently the unhappy home to around 640,000 tons of discarded nylon fishing nets. Not only is nylon non-biodegradable, so will end up snaring marine life for years to come, its manufacturing is also a highly polluting, dirty process. Both big problems.
Our ears pricked up when we heard of a team of engineers in Slovenia who had invented a way of converting discarded fishing nets and other waste material into a high performance fibre, ECONYL®, suitable for use in swimwear.
Finisterre has always been committed to sustainable design and the use of recycled fabrics, so we jumped at the chance to use ECONYL® within our new swimwear range, closing the loop and turning a problem into a solution.
We will donate 10% of profits from the sale of ECONYL® swimwear to Surfers Against Sewage, an environmental charity protecting UK waves, oceans and beaches.