Yoga Democracy says it is committed to making recycled nylon a core part of its line up

Yoga Democracy says it is committed to making recycled nylon a core part of its line up

US yoga wear brand Yoga Democracy has partnered with Italian yarn maker Aquafil in a move that takes the company one step closer to its aim of creating a line made exclusively from recycled fibres.

The online retailer, which launched last year, has added recycled nylon yarn made from fishing nets to its product range, which includes leggings, sports tops and shorts. The company says the move makes it the first in the US to introduce the "eco tech fabric" into the yoga wear space.

The start-up uses two different types of recycled nylon, both made with Econyl yarn from recycled material and produced by Aquafil.

Aquafil's Econyl Regeneration System diverts waste from landfills and oceans through the recovery of abandoned fishing nets and other discarded nylon waste materials. The recovered nylon waste is made new through a cutting-edge regeneration system, offering the same quality and performance as traditional nylon, but with the ability to be regenerated an infinite number of times without any loss in quality.  

Yoga Democracy says it is committed to making recycled nylon a core part of its line up alongside recycled polyester made from recycled plastic bottles, which makes up the bulk of the fabric it uses in production.

All its recycled polyester is hand-dyed using a zero-water, low energy process called sublimation at the Yoga Democracy workshop in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Earlier this week Kering-owned luxury sports and lifestyle fashion brand Volcom announced a similar partnership which will see it work with Aquafil to launch a women's swimwear collection made using the fibre.

Kering's Volcom uses sustainable fibre for swim line