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The Year of Swimwear Innovation

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by adakallgren on 14 August, 2015

Speedo turns post-manufacturing cut-offs back into raw nylon to be used for new swimsuits.

Swimwear innovation seems to be happening this year and the latest move is coming from market-leading Speedo, which has invented a new way of reducing the environmental impact of their performance swimwear. Together with an Italian nylon recycling company they have developed new techniques to turn post-manufacturing cut-offs (which would usually end up in landfill) back into raw nylon to be used for new swimsuits. On tackling the question how durable their reengineered nylon will be, Speedo answers that with a dash of added lycra, the swimsuits will retain its shape up to 10 times longer than traditional swimwear fabrics (and can be recycled to infinity). Read more here


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