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Econyl Swim & Sports Lycra Fabric in Black

Ever hear of saying ‘Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure’? Well, in this case, it is literal.

This black econyl fabric is made from regenerated nylon fibers such as old carpets and plastic bottles, perfect for sewing eco friendly swimwear fabric for bikini, leggings and sports bras.

To finish your seams we recommend using Maraflex elastic sewing thread.

Best way to care for your handmade leggings and planet is to use a Guppy Bag when washing.

If you are looking to source sustainable activewear fabrics for your brand or collection, get in touch us with us today. Or if you want to create your own swimwear, check out this step by step guide on how to pattern cut your own swimsuit pattern. 

£20.40 per metre

Availability: 5.5m in stock

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Fabric description

Econyl fabric in black is made from recycled fishnets and carpets, so literally someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure. It scores very high on sustainability chart, as it is made from waste but also it can be further recycled again and again, making it a regenerated nylon fiber.

Perfect eco friendly fabric for leggings or sewing activewear as well as swimwear. Should you need it, we also have econyl black lining fabric. 

One side has a bit more sheen and the other side is more mat. No right or wrong here

Econyl swimwear fabric has UV protection, has sweat-wicking and fast-drying properties, as well as it retains shape and 100% squat proof as it is dyed through.

Should you need any help with figuring out how to buy the right swimwear fabric online please do get in touch or order you samples here.

Fabric facts & care

Eco credentials

Econyl is regenerated nylon fiber made entirely from old, discarded carpets and fishnets, which otherwise would have ended up in landfill. It is a brainchild of Italian nylon manufacturer Aquafil.

We love this fabric for...

We love this fabric for Activewear & swimwear.
We’d love to see what you create, so make sure to tag @good_fabric_store on Instagram.

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