Our swimwear is comprised mainly of discarded fishing nets (ghost nets) recovered from oceans all over the world. They are recycled, helping to reduce the amount of global waste and feeding it back into production cycles. Read more about our production.
We produce in the beautiful island of Bali since it was here the initial idea for Copenhagen Cartel started and we wanted to give back to the island that has given us so much. Read more about our production.
Our packaging tissues, stickers, hangtags and hygiene stickers are produced by another amazing production. The production only use soy-based ink and 100% acid free and FSC certified paper.
We skipped the cut-away carelabel and instead use heatpress label that is printed into the fabric, a more eco-friendly solution.
We ship your CC product to you in compostable mailers made from a combination of PBAT, a bio based polymer which is compostable, and PLA which is made up of plant materials such as regular ﬁeld corn and wheat straw.
The bags are certiﬁed by TUV Austria; meeting American, European, International and Australian standards – including certiﬁcations for your domestic home compost. To gain these certiﬁcations, the product must break down within 90 days in commercial compost and 180 days in domestic compost conditions, including worm farm compost. After degradation, they must leave no harmful residues behind.
Nylon, a synthetic fiber in the family of materials called polyamides synthesized from petrochemical products such as ethylene glycol and dimethyl terephthalate, by a process called polymerization. This plastic is then put through an intensive chemical process, resulting in the strong, stretchy fibers that make it so useful as a fabric.
It is the production of traditional nylon that’s bad for the environment. The production of traditional nylon involves huge quantities of water, chemicals and CO2.
Recycled nylon is simply nylon produced from recycled sources: PET bottles, industrial plastic waste, post-consumer waste and even old garments. We use specifically old fishing nets that normally consist of mostly nylon. We then extract the nylon from the nets and the proces of extracting requires much less energy than in the proces of normal nylon. In fact, it takes up to 80% less energy. That's a huge difference!
Recycled nylon not only decreases but eliminates our use of petroleum as the raw material for our fabric.
Keeps plastic waste out of our oceans and landfills and thus less soil contamination, air and water pollution.
Lowers our overall carbon footprint.
Because the recycling process reconstitutes the fiber on a molecular level, there is no difference between recycled nylon and virgin nylon in terms of performance and durability, recycled nylon offers the same benefits, including high strength and functional versatility. The differences lie in the manufacturing process using recycled nylon has a MUCH lower environmental impact than traditional nylon.
Producing recycled nylon is dramatically better for the climate, creating up to 80% less CO2 emissions than virgin nylon. That is because recycled nylon doesn’t require new petroleum to create, lowering the demand for new petroleum extraction and reducing our overall carbon footprint. By providing a use for post-consumer and post-industrial polyester, it helps keep waste out of landfills and oceans.
Developing a non-virgin supply chain for nylon fiber has the potential to massively impact global energy and resource requirements.