Last week I was invited to attend a boxing class at Box Clever by Scandi-sustainable activewear brand, Tryst Stockholm. The class was quite hardcore and it was the first time I had exercised for about four months so it was an extreme shock to my body, but a much-needed one at that!
Everyone who was invited was given some Tryst pieces to wear for the class and I chose a little sports bra and shorts duo as I get extremely hot when working out and I didn’t want to feel sticky. The pieces were so comfortable and breathable, I was so impressed. What’s even more impressive is the fact that the line is made from ECONYL®, a fibre made of 100% waste like nylon scraps/fishing nets and carpet fluff!
With the second season of Sustainably Influenced now underway, I’ve been doing my research on new and alternative materials to look out for in the fashion world and ECONYL® is one I’ve been really excited by. So many high-end fashion brands are now making products using this material as well as interior companies and car manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz for their interiors.
ECONYL® take nylon waste and transform it into ECONYL® regenerated nylon. Just a little background here, nylon was invented in the late 1930s and was the first fabric made entirely in a laboratory. An exciting and important product of its time but one that has long-lasting negative effects on our planet. The problem with nylon is that it isn’t biodegradable and creates a greenhouse gas that is over 300 times stronger than carbon dioxide, both incredibly bad for the environment.
So what’s exciting about ECONYL® is that it’s exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again. Meaning you can buy new products without having to use new resources. Sorry, but is this not really exciting?!