Our sustainable swimwear

Why we love our fabric … and why you will too!

All NOVMBR bikini’s and one-piece swimsuits are made from a luxurious, high-quality Italian fabric.

But here’s the surprise – this gorgeous, sustainable techno-fabric is made with Econyl® – a 100% regenerated polyamide fibre which is created from post-consumer materials such as fishing nets, industrial plastic waste and other discarded nylons found in our ocean!

The Regeneration Process

RESCUE

HERE’S HOW – COLLECTING NYLON OCEAN WASTE

Waste is collected through different initiatives and projects:

The Healthy Seas – a project where volunteer divers recover abandoned or lost fishing nets from the bottom of the sea.
Net-Works ™ – a social initiative that empowers coastal communities to collect and sell discarded fishing nets.

REWIND

WASTE PREPARATION

This is where the reclaimed waste begins the journey back to its origins.

Waste is cleaned and purified for regeneration, removing all nasties and imperfections. The fibre is then shredded and returned to the ECONYL ® regeneration plant.

RECREATE

THE TECHY BIT – DEPOLYMERIZATION/ REPOLYMERIZATION

A high-tech chemical recycling process developed by ECONYL ® allows the company to reduce the fibre back to the state of raw material, removing all foreign substances along the way for a 100% virgin quality.

The ECONYL® yarn is 100% regenerated and is 100% regenerable.

Meaning ECONYL ® Nylon can be regenerated over and over for an infinite number of times without any loss in quality.

REUSE

RE-COMMERCIALIZATION

The ECONYL ® yarns are then transformed into high-quality, durable, sustainable nylon for reuse in swimwear.

This type of nylon has been tested to be twice more resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils than competitor fabrics – resulting in longer life garments.

So, every time you choose to buy & wear a NOVMBR swimwear piece you are contributing to safeguarding our environment. Thank you for helping to achieve a world that is happier & healthier!

Our fabric has also been tested to be twice more resistant to chlorine, suntan creams & oils than our competitors’ fabrics.

These amazing results are achieved thanks to its innovative construction and to the presence of LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ .

SUSTAINABLE IS IN – PLASTICS ARE OUT

It’s not just our swimwear fabric that is eco-friendly …

All of our packaging is completely plastic free and can be fully recycled! Our eco-friendly boxes are made from recycled materials and can be recycled again once you no longer have a use for it.

All NOVMBR purchases are delivered in a super-cute re-useable cotton drawstring bag – perfect for storing your NOVMBR swimwear OR re-use to store ‘bits & bobs’ in your beach bag!