Econyl is a regenerated nylon yarn from the Italian recycling company Aquafil. It is made using both post-consumer waste, such as discarded fishing nets, and pre-consumer waste in the form of fabric scraps. The waste is collected from around the world and is treated in Slovenia in a closed loop system into 100% regenerated and regenerable nylon. As well as saving harmful ghost nets from the ocean, this method also uses 50% less energy than the production of virgin nylon. In addition to that it reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 50% and entirely avoids the extraction of crude oil.