ECO FRIENDLY FABRICS
At Triple-X we don’t just talk about sustainability just because it is fashionable…. it is a passion for us.
For years we have been offering our customers high end Lycra fabric which is 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from discarded fishing nets – over 46% of plastic waste in our oceans is fishing nets!
The re-cycled Lycra fabric used in triple-X products is sustainable techno-fabric, made of regenerated Nylon that turns waste problems into fashion and interior solutions. It is versatile, hyper-resistant, thin, elegant, stretch, soft and breathable: a unique mix of muscular compression and comfort. Thanks to its innovative construction, it is twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan creams and oils than competitors’ fabrics.
8 million tons of wastes end up in our seas every single year.
640 thousand tons of fishing nets are abandoned at the bottom of the ocean.
(data sourced from FAO and UNEP)
Approximately 46% of the 79 thousand tons of ocean plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made up of fishing nets, some as large as football fields, according to the study published in March 2018 in Scientific Reports, which shocked the researchers themselves who expected the percentage to be closer to 20%.
Fishing nets lost, abandoned or discarded at sea – also known as “ghost nets” – can continue killing indiscriminately for decades and decades, entangling or suffocating countless fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, sea turtles, seals and marine birds every year. An estimated 30% percent of the decline in some fish populations is a result of discarded fishing equipment, while more than 70% of marine animal entanglements involve abandoned plastic fishing nets.
We need to change our approach to recycling radically – We need to be more aware of the situation and change our mentality completely.