Mono-Component Nylon for Circular Options

Magazine for Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Technology

Fashion has long struggled with excess inventory, and Covid-19 has only exacerbated this challenge. Less than 1% of the material used to produce our clothing is recycled into new clothes. To ‘close the loop,’ clothing needs to be designed in such a way that makes them easier to be recovered and recycled.

The Circular Economy works best with mono-component materials per one garment (100% made from one material), which can be recycled completely. Products that are not compostable need to return their raw materials. How does it work? We wear clothes and give them back when outworn. Now they are dismantled or shredded to be returned to the 100% raw material extraction. In this Material Story, you find 2Layer and 3Layer fabrics that are engineered entirely out of Nylon or recycled Nylon. The first ingredient to create a mono-component garment.

Magazine for Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Technology

Interested in more? Do you know about the next Focus Topic “Nothing to Waste – Closing the Loop”? Next week our Jury Meeting takes place to select the most innovative closed-loop products! Soon available online. Stay tuned!