The story of how a fishing net became a bathing suit.

Rogue fishing nets collected from the open ocean. 

Rogue fishing nets collected from the open ocean. 

First, the scary stuff:

 

  • 76.4 MILLION TONS OF GLOBAL TEXTILE PRODUCTION IN 2010

  • IN 2010, THE US AND EU PRODUCED NEARLY 15 MILLION TONS OF TEXTILE WASTE CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY

1 MILLION TONS OF NYLON 6 WASTE

These figures are overwhelming and terrifying. We are choking our oceans and the life that lives inside the waters - maybe not actively, or knowingly. But lazily, and with dangerous lack of consideration for the future. There is no excuse for leaving behind a trail of deadly garbage in our wake of industry and manufacturing. 

Part of our humanity must include the preservation of nature, and creating a better future for our children, and their children. 

MANTA chooses to use fabric that contains ECONYL, which has a Nylon content that is 100% recycled. Thanks to the vision and innovation of the Aquafil Group, fashion brands like us can be active participants in making a positive change, and begin to halt and reverse the catastrophic damage that the Industry has historically had on the environment and societies. 

So, this means your choice as a consumer is truly your voice as a human being. 

So, SPEAK UP!!!!!!

Choose products that include you in their process, that you can hold mutual accountability with. Choose brands that make the better designed products using responsible materials. Know their story: their WHY, their HOW, their WHO... not just their WHAT.

The Mallory Maillot in Hibiscus made from fabric using ECONYL fibers. Beauty, brains, and intention. 

The Mallory Maillot in Hibiscus made from fabric using ECONYL fibers. Beauty, brains, and intention. 


Now, the positive stuff!

IN 2015, THE PRODUCTION OF ECONYL® CAPROLACTAM WILL SAVE:

MORE THAN

100,000

TONS OF CO2 EMISSIONS
EQUIVALENT TO A CAR CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE EQUATOR MORE THAN 15,000 TIMES

(Source: Aquafil internal data)

MORE THAN

2 M

GJ OF ENERGY
EQUIVALENT TO THE ENERGY DEMAND OF CITIZENS OF ROME FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS


Janeane Marie