SeaMorgens currently use two different fabrics, a recycled polyester and a recycled nylon. As well as being recycled, we are proud to say these fabrics are also safe and respectful of the environment thanks to the manufacturers policies aimed at safeguarding the planet. Water recovery, fumes treatment and independent production of energy are some of the reasons it complies with our sustainable vision.
The plain side of our swimwear is produced using ECONYL® regenerated yarn, a yarn which is made entirely from regenerated waste materials such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture, and fabric scraps, which once they have arrived at the end of their useful life, instead of being sent to the landfill, are recovered and regenerated through complex physical-chemical decomposition processes.
The abandoned fishing nets are recovered from the ocean itself, thanks to Healthy Seas and 200 volunteer scuba divers, who have recovered 585 tons of fishing gear so far. This regenerated yarn is then made into a Nylon fabric which is then used to create our swimwear.
PET Plastic Bottles
Our printed fabric is a sustainable polyester made of a 100% regenerated yarn from PET bottles. For every kg of yarn used to produce 4 meters of sustainable fabric 48 bottles are recycled; thus, every kg of yarn from PET bottles used, prevents 1,75 kg of CO2 to be released into the atmosphere. This process of converting PET into recycled polyester actually requires 33-35% less energy than in the case of normal polyester.
Another benefit is that the garments created from recycled polyester can be recycled again and again with no degradation of quality, allowing us to minimize wastage. This means garment manufacture could potentially become a closed loop system, polyester could forever be reused and recycled.