BORN IN THE SEA, KŌRARU SWIMWEAR IS MADE FROM ECONYL® FIBER, A REGENERATED NYLON CREATED FROM NYLON WASTE SUCH AS FISHING NETS, FABRIC SCRAPS, CARPET FLOORING AND INDUSTRIAL PLASTIC
But it’s not only Kōraru’s products that are made sustainably, the lining of our packaging box uses fibres made from reused algae that are sourced from Norway, France, and Ireland. These are environments where excess amounts of the algae would otherwise harm the fragile ocean ecosystem. In fact, every part of our swimwear and packaging was created in a way that’s as compassionate as we could be towards our natural environment. Each bikini is wrapped in an origami-inspired envelope which is made from Paptic Tringa®, a new type of cellulose material that’s made in an eco-conscious way with wood fibres sourced from sustainably-managed forests. While we’re continuing to work on new forms of sustainability, we’re proud to say that all of the packaging materials used by Kōraru are 100% recyclable, and wherever possible re-usable energy and water-saving processes are applied in making them.
ECONYL® REGENERATED NYLON
ECONYL® yarn is a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made from nylon waste otherwise polluting the Earth, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic rescued from all over the world.
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 fossil-based nylon and has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality
SHIRO ALGA CARTA
The lining of our box, and the information card, are both made from Shiro Alga Carta, which includes upcycled algae that would otherwise put the ocean’s fragile ecosystem at risk. The unique material began life as a way to use the damaging algal blooms of the Venice lagoon, and today has been extended to other fragile marine areas.
Alga Carta is recyclable, biodegradable, FSC™ certified and made using EKOenergy, the renewable energy self-produced in our hydroelectric plant. Furthermore, the unavoidable residual emissions have been zeroed.
The origami envelope that holds your swimwear is made from Paptic Tringa®, a new type of cellulose material that was created in an eco-conscious way with wood fibres sourced from sustainably-managed forests. It’s a strong, durable material, and is renewable and reusable. In fact, while you can use it again if you wish, when disposed of, it’s 100% recyclable.
Paptic Tringa® is recyclable, biodegradable, FSC™ certified and OK biobased certified. Paptic® materials are produced in Europe transparently, resource efficiently and supporting the climate targets. Paptic Ltd supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
CIRCULAR BY NATURE
The symbol of the circle represents notions of wholeness, timelessness, and original perfection. At Kōraru we make the very most of every resource that we use, applying circularity to every aspect of the business, from raw materials, to product design, to packaging.
All of the packaging materials used by Kōraru are 100% recyclable, and wherever possible re-usable energy and water-saving processes were applied in making them.