After years of designing for fast fashion companies in London and New York, I have seen firsthand what unsustainable fashion looks like, and I wanted out! Inspired to create a change in the fashion industry, I knew that I wanted to build a brand I was proud of-one that matched my personal morals and wasn't creating waste. This meant creating high-quality, timeless garments that were built to last for years not months. By producing in small batches and never mass quantities, we increase quality and eliminate waste.
We are proud to have partnered with Italian brand Aquafil, the creators of ECONYL® yarn, as we were adamant about finding fabric that was actually helping clean up our oceans and landfills. All of our garments are packed and shipped in biodegradable bags. We only work with partners who focus on sustainability, ethical practices, and fair wages.
We are committed to being fully transparent with EYO's community.
"We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children".
BY 2050 THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS THAN FISH...
...That does not sit right with us! Millions of animals like dolphins, whales, sea turtles and sharks are harmed and killed every year from discarded fishing nets and ocean plastic pollution.
This discarded waste catches fish and marine organisms that then die and in turn attract more marine life, which then get caught, creating a vicious cycle.
About 10% of the estimated 14 billion pounds of trash discarded in the ocean annually is made up of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear and as nylon is virtually indestructible a single net could entangle marine life for up to an estimated 5,000 years.
EYO X ECONYL®
EYO has partnered with Aquafil the creators of ECONYL® regenerated nylon.
All and of our fabrics are made using ECONYL®.
ECONYL® is 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from discarded fishing nets and other nylon waste that would be pollute our Earth. It performs exactly the same as brand new nylon and it can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again. That means you can create new products and buy new products without ever having to use new resources.
For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved and 65,100 kg of CO@ eq. emissions are avoided
ECONYL® reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared with the material from oil.
The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.
Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into carpet yarn and textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries.
The beauty of ECONYL® regenerated nylon is that it has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. We believe circular design is the future and using ECONYL® is our first step on that journey.
SINCE OUR LAUNCH IN 2021
A total of 113.7 kilograms of waste have been used which otherwise would have endend up in our oceans and landfills.
To learn more about the individual properties of our two fabrics WAVE and DRIFT click here
All our fabrics are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, this Is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.
You can be certain that this textile has been tested for harmful substances and that the article, therefore, is harmless in human ecological terms.
We are working towards a circular production system and along with our partnership with ECONYL® the ultimate goal is to be able to recycle your old EYO garments and regenerate them into brand new designs. The technology is currently in development, sign up to our newsletter and we will let you know as soon as this is available.
Washing synthetic materials releases microfibers into our oceans to prevent this we suggest washing your activewear (and all synthetic clothing) in a mircofiber bag like Guppyfriend.
The Guppyfriend washing bag stops these fibres from entering our rivers and oceans and prevents your clothes from losing them, so they last longer too.
Wash all EYO activewear at 30 degrees, dry indoors or in shade and never tumble dry.
To package your orders, we use biodegradable bags that are compostable and earth-friendly, biodegradable acid-free tissue, and recycled paper hangtags that can also go into the compost pile or in your recycling bin!
To ship our orders, we use compostable mailers that are home compostable, carbon negative, waterproof, reusable, and non-toxic.
WHO MAKES YOUR CLOTHES
Our activewear is made in Bali.
Fulfills all the Indonesian Government’s regulations on the treatment of employees, waste disposal & sanitation. Their facility is fully airconditioned and their working conditions are on-par to western standards.
Is zero waste using certified earth-friendly dyes & only pack goods in Bio-degradable packaging. Donates any left-over fabric scraps to local charity-based groups who remake them into saleable goods.
Pays their employees at least double the minimum wage, staff receive double wages for overtime, receive free medical insurance covering doctors' fees, prescribed medication & hospitalization which is extended to their spouse & up to three children.
Provides fresh healthy cooked meals for lunch every day.
Donates monthly to Bali Streets Mums, a charity devoted to the welfare & education of women & children in Bali scavenging their living from rubbish dumps. The situation right now is more complex with COVID with many more children requiring assistance. Click the link to support.
Our factory ONLY works with sustainable fabrics. All fabrics used are certified recycled, OEKO-TEX® approved and all dyes are GOTS approved.