A Textile Revolution
Good news for us conscious fashion freaks!
There is a new sustainable material in town and it’s quite revolutionary.
For those of us who are always on the hunt for new sustainable options but also like to keep it stylish, this might be just the perfect fit. We are talking about a special kind of yarn, able to guarantee the comfort and durability of polyester but engineered to biodegrade, leaving no trace behind.
This innovative material is called Amni Soul Eco®.
What is it exactly?
It’s a polyamide yarn that contains a formulation of additives able to confer the property of enhanced biodegradability. This means it is a strong and durable material that can be used for any type of garment (outerwear, swimsuits, lingerie, activewear, etc.), with all the characteristics of polyester but with the capability to biodegrade.
How does it work?
When exposed to high humidity, Amni Soul’s additives facilitate the access of bacteria to the microscopic structure of the fibers by “swelling” them and by triggering the biofilm formation process, through a biological mechanism known as “quorum sensing”. This process is used by the microorganisms to regulate their population density through chemical signaling. Once the biodegradation process initiates, the polyamide, with its chemical structure based on carbon and hydrogen, becomes food for bacteria.
Amni Soul Eco®, is the first biodegradable polyamide yarn in the world. Its improved formula allows all clothes made with this innovative technology to quickly decompose after being properly disposed of in landfills.
Sooner or later every textile product that we use ends up in a landfill. However, Amni Soul Eco® is able to biodegrade thanks to its technology designed to enhance a decomposition process that only starts when the garment is discarded and reaches the landfill: the contact with microorganisms existing in this anaerobic environment, activates the yarn's biodegradation.
Unlike other fibers that take decades to decompose, Amni Soul Eco® takes approximately five years to biodegrade and disappear from the planet.
Of course the usual golden rule applies: just because a garment is biodegradable doesn't mean you need to get rid of it as soon as you’re done wearing it. You can donate it, exchange it or upcycle it. This polyamide is very durable and can last a lifetime.
When science and technology act in synergy with love and respect for the planet, magical things can happen and this new material could be a real revolution for the fashion industry.
We are so proud to be among the first brands to use this game-changing technology for one of our collections, Different Kind.
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With Love and Respect,
The Skin of Nature Team