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The fashion industry has been a harbinger of change in recent times, especially when it comes to matters of climate and planetary crisis. At Splash, we work a delicate balance. While we continue to deliver products that keep up with the ever-evolving fashion trends, we also make it our mission to ensure that these beautiful clothes do not burden the planet. As crusaders of fashion that go beyond mindless consumption, we have proactively taken steps to ensure that the clothes you wear are more sustainable.


 Keeping up with our sustainability and eco-friendly tenets, we have embraced the introduction of recycled nylon into our collection. While climate heroes everywhere would nod in agreement that recycled nylon solves some if not all issues of using nylon for the production of clothes, here’s the little rundown, without the tech talk of why we think recycled nylon is going to be the game changer in our sustainability efforts.



But first, why recycled nylon? 


We all have at least one piece of clothing made from nylon in our closet. There may be a favorite swimsuit or even a trusted pair of leggings that has lasted you for years. In all probability, these clothes are made of nylon. 


Nylon has been the go-to fabric for most brands whenever we need a lightweight fabric that can perform. It is durable, easy to care for, and has amazing stretchiness. But there's a catch: traditional nylon production is quite resource-intensive and is primarily made from petroleum, resulting in greenhouse gas emissions, depletion of resources, and environmental degradation. This is where recycled nylon comes to the rescue.


Imagine this: plastic bottles, old fishing nets, and other nylon waste that would otherwise clutter up landfills or end up in our oceans, getting transformed into brand-new clothing. That's the magic of recycled nylon. Instead of relying solely on new, virgin materials like petroleum as raw materials, recycled nylon gives a second life to existing resources, reducing the demand for raw materials, and lessening the environmental impact. The best part? They perform just as well as virgin nylon.


The recycling journey


 Most recycled nylon comes from post-industrial waste fibers and old fishing nets collected from landfills and ocean debris. The process of recycling involves breaking down the nylon waste into individual chemical components first. Once the components are separated, they are combined to make nylon sheets. This process is almost similar to the manufacturing of virgin nylon, except instead of using petroleum, we are using pre-existing, discarded nylon as raw materials. The nylon sheets are then treated to high temperatures to convert them into fibers. These fibers are then fed into a spinneret and spun into fibers that are woven or knit into fabric. The result? Beautiful, durable clothes that perform as well as virgin nylon but with better environmental credentials.



A small but Significant step 


We will be the first to agree that recycled nylon is not the answer to all our environmental shortcomings. But they give a three-pronged solution to waste management issues, raw material depletion, and emission concerns, making them a solid alternative to reduce our dependency on environmentally taxing materials.


So, next time you're browsing for new clothes at Splash, keep an eye out for those "recycled nylon" labels. You'll not only be upgrading your wardrobe but also contributing to a greener and more sustainable future. Remember, fashion isn't just about what you wear – it's about the footprint you leave behind, and with recycled nylon, that footprint is a stylish and earth-friendly one!