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Econyl Swim & Sports Lycra Fabric in White

Say hello to Econyl swim & sport lycra fabric in white. Made from recycled fishnets and carpets, this Econyl fabric turns waste into a treasure.

Perfect for sewing leggings, activewear, and swimwear, Econyl fabric has a slight sheen on one side and a matte finish on the other, giving you versatile design options. 🩱

Enjoy UV protection, sweat-wicking, and fast-drying properties with Econyl swimwear fabric. Plus, it retains its shape and is 100% squat-proof.

Looking for swimwear sewing patterns? Check out our sewing blog about 12 best swimwear sewing patterns.

£20.40 per metre

Availability: 9m in stock

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Fabric description

Econyl fabric in white is made from recycled fishnets and carpets, transforming waste into a valuable resource. It ranks high on the sustainability chart, not only because it’s made from waste materials but also because it can be recycled repeatedly, making it a regenerated nylon fiber.

This eco-friendly fabric is perfect for sewing leggings, activewear, and swimwear. One side features a slight sheen, while the other side is more matte, allowing for versatile design options.

Econyl swimwear fabric offers UV protection, sweat-wicking, and fast-drying properties. It retains its shape and is 100% squat-proof, thanks to its through-dyed construction.

To care for your handmade leggings and swimwear, use a Guppy Bag when washing.

If you need assistance with selecting the right swimwear fabric online, please get in touch or order your 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.

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We love this fabric for Activewear & swimwear.
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