Philomén is an eco-friendly swimwear label made with love and respect for our planet. We believe in a greener future and our mission is to change the way people think about fashion. We want future generations to be able to marvel at the beauty of the ocean and get acquainted with the diverse marine life. This is why we take steps to make sure that all our garments are made in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Every piece in our collection is handmade in Hungary by talented local seamstresses. We make sure to only work with suppliers that guarantee ethical zero-waste production.
Our principle manifests in the packaging as well: we use 100% recycled paper hang tags and paper bags.
All of our fabrics are produced with the sustainable ECONYL® regenerated fiber, made 100% from nylon waste.
What makes the ECONYL® yarn special?
The company (Aquafil) set out to create something new - instead of producing more waste, reducing it. They are working together with volunteer divers from the non-profit organization Healthy Seas. The process starts with rescuing fishing nets, carpet scraps and other nylon waste from the ocean and landfills. Through the purification and regeneration process, the repurposed nylon has the same qualities as ‘virgin’ nylon and is infinitely recyclable for future use. The fibre is then processed into a fabric yarn that is:
· Smooth and pleasant to the touch
· Highly resistant to UV-rays, chlorine, sunscreen and oils
If you wish to know more about ECONYL’s mission, click here.