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Closing The Loop; recycled fibre textiles

Ethical sourcing and sustainability have become an integral part of who we are as a brand.

We are 100% committed to making educated change towards better practices and conditions for the industry we love so much.

~ Recycled Fibre Textiles ~

In 2015, we introduced our first swimwear designs using a base cloth featuring revolutionary Econyl ®polyamide fibre made from 100% regenerated material. Here we share the facts about this revolutionary addition to our swim collections and why we are committed to making educated changes towards better processes, practices and conditions for the industry we love so much.

Our Sittana scoop bra and Paranga pant are not only reversible, but made with Econyl ® polyamide fibre made from 100% regenerated material shop sittana swim

It all begins with our love for bikinis...

At Tigerlily we love knitted textiles and are confident we have chosen the best mills to work with based on quality, sustainability and environmentally sound production methods. Working with three main mills since the very beginning based in Italy & France, producing 90% of our swimwear base fabrications our mill partners hold international accreditation such as OEKO TEX Standard 100 and Reach, both strict European standards for chemical compliance and treatment for fabrics.

Swim fabrics using recycled nylon...the future

Recycled Nylon fibres have come a long way… We know that the quality of these fabrics are very high and production methods are environmentally sound, from both extensive mill research and testing internally over many years. In 2015, we introduced our very first swimwear designs using a base cloth featuring revolutionary Econyl ® polyamide fibre made from 100% regenerated material and love the quality, hand feel and performance we are achieving with designs made from these fabrics. With further designs in works for 2017 ongoing we aim to grow our offer of regenerated bases substantially.


Our sittana scoop bra and paranga pant are not only reversible, but made with Econyl ® polyamide fibre made from 100% regenerated material shop sittana swim


Econyl ® yarn is made from post-consumer nylon waste such as old carpets and fishing nets that litter our oceans. The team behind Econyl ® have developed a closed loop process for creating this groundbreaking yarn with the following sustainable objectives:

  • saving fossil fuels
  • cleaning up the oceans
  • giving new life to old waste
  • halving co2 emissions compared with Nylon using oil
  • 100% regenerated
  • 100% regenerable infinitely


The Econyl ® life cycle


The closed loop Philosophy of Econyl ® creator Giulio Bonazzi is 'not to take anything from the planet and not to allow anything to go to landfill'...


Econyl ® is made from post-consumer nylon waste such as old fishing nets that litter our oceans.

Our sittana scoop bra and paranga pant are not only reversible, but made with Econyl ® polyamide fibre made from 100% regenerated material.

Learn more about Econyl ®

watch the film...

A Journey into the ECONYL® Regeneration System

read more here...

We are turning waste into first grade nylon yard

Carvico life cycle control

Our commitment

Tigerlily is committed to ethical business practices but admittedly we have much work to do. The demands of this will change and evolve as we continue to delve deeper into our supply chain sources, review new technologies and refine production processes.

In the past 2 years, we have actively taken part in Australian fashion industry forums with Australian NGO’s Fashion Revolution, Baptist World Aid and Stop the Traffik. We believe in working together as an industry to progress towards greater change.

In the 2017 ‘Behind the Barcode’ Australian Ethical Fashion report, we scored a C+. While this is an improvement on last year’s ‘C’, we are already focusing on areas to improve for 2018.

As we grow globally, our commitment continues, especially with a focus for the next 12 months on two main areas; worker empowerment and to gain further confidence with our printing methods and sustainability of our fabrications.

Please contact us if you would like any further detail on our approach and progress regarding our product life cycle and social responsibility… Info@tigerlilyswimwear.com.au

Read more about ethical sustainability...

http://fashionrevolution.org/

http://www.stopthetraffik.org/australia

https://www.baptistworldaid.org.au/

https://baptistworldaid.org.au/resources/2017-ethical-fashion-guide/

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