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Sustainability

OUR APPROACH

Being sustainable & ethical in both product and process is at the heart of our brand. It’s no secret that the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters nowadays. Sadly, day in and day out we have to witness the negative impacts it leaves on our planet. That’s why we strive to redefine the values of fashion - how it is made, consumed, worn and treasured. As a slow fashion brand, we make each item in very limited numbers, so nothing is mass-produced. 

ETHICALLY HANDMADE IN BALI 

Employees are receiving free medical insurance include their spouse, up to three children which covers all medical costs like doctor visits & hospitalization, whatever the issue. Their salary is at least double the minimum wage & are provided a hot meal every day & carry out regular health checks. The facility is fully air conditioned & on par with any western establishment.
They donate monthly to Bali Streets Mums, devoted to the welfare & education of women & children in Bali who would normally otherwise scavenge their living from rubbish tips.

FABRIC

THE NEOD swimwear is exclusively made using premium Italian fabric. Our fabric contains 78% ECONYL® regenerated nylon & 22% spandex. Products dyes are GOTS certified & OEKO-TEX® approved.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is a yarn that consists of waste like abandoned fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. The waste is collected by organisations such as Healthy Seas and Net Works. Between 2013 and 2018, Healthy Seas alone have rescued 453 tons of fishing nets, which equals the weight of three blue whales & enough ECONYL® yarn to produce more than 4 million bikinis.
     
THE NEOD ECONYL WASTE FISHING NETS

REGENERATION PROCESS

1.Rescue

The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste, otherwise polluting the Earth, all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible

2.Regenerate
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 virgin nylon.

3.Remake
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into carpet yarn and textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries.

4.Reimagine
The beauty of ECONYL ® regenerated nylon is that it has the potential to be recycled infinitly without ever loosing its quality. We believe circular design is our future and using  ECONYL® is our first step on that journey.

ECONYL TURTLE ENDLESS POSSIBILITY

WHY WE CHOOSE ECONYL® REGENERATED NYLON

The fabric used in our product is durable. It is made with ECONYL ® regenerated nylon which is made 100% from waste and it is infinite recyclable without loosing its quality. As well as being a solution on waste, ECONYL ® regenerated nylon is also better when it comes to climate change. It reduces the global warming impact of nylon by 90% compared to the ones made from oil.

PACKAGING

Our packaging & hang tags are eco-friendly, plastic-free and made from 100% recycled cardboard, bamboo and organic cotton. The packaging is also super light to reduce environmental impact on shipping.
Needless to say that everything written on it was printed digitally, using water-based and soy bean exctracts.
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