We revalue marine waste
The origins of pollution
There are three distinct origins of marine waste present in the oceans:
- 10% comes from maritime activities (fishing, transport of goods, sporting activities, etc.).
- 10% are abandoned by users on the coast. According to the Ministry of the Environment, an average person produces 1 liter of waste per day.
- 80% comes from inland and reaches the oceans through rivers and rain.
Globally, it is estimated that 20 billion tonnes of waste is dumped into the oceans, of which more than 8 million tonnes is plastic.
Plastic, a major disadvantage
The plastic is manufactured so that it is unalterable and so that it can last. This is why plastic debris degrades only very slowly and persists in the marine environment.
Depending on its nature, the lifespan of plastic can range from a few years to several centuries , for example, a plastic bottle takes 100 to 1000 years to decompose.
At sea, plastic fragments into particles of a few millimeters called micro plastic . These particles spare no region, not even the Arctic sea ice.
Nénés, an ethical and ecological brand
Faced with this disaster, we decided to direct our lingerie production towards manufacturing made from plastic waste .
This collaboration allows us to transform plastic waste into ethical lingerie, for sustainable fashion.
Today, we are proud to present our new Yva lingerie set, which, through a change in manufacturing habits, has a positive impact on our environment.
*All our panties are made from organic recycled cotton to protect sensitive vaginas.
How it works ?
The company SEAQUAL ™ located in Spain, therefore implements, with the help of partner fishermen, a collection of plastic waste at sea and on the beach.
Once the waste is sorted and cleaned, the SEAQUAL ™ company grinds it to obtain a plastic powder. This powder is thus melted several times in order to be transformed into fibers. These threads are then assembled to form a thread.
By manufacturing 1 kilo of SEAQUAL™ fiber, 1 kilo of plastic waste is removed from the sea.
This yarn is sent to Spain to be woven. We then collect the woven yarn, then we send it to our workshops in Portugal for manufacturing.
This new fabric, made from recycled fibers, has the same properties and qualities as a fabric made from non-natural fibers. It saves up to 40% water consumption, 50% energy and reduces CO2 emissions by 60%.
In our future collections, we wish to use this new know-how, faithful to our values, for most of our models.
Adopt our pieces made from recycled fibers ⬇️