HUNG YEN K&D AND HYOSUNG TNC

partner for sustainable innovation, introducing “N850 FISHTALE”: 100% recycled swimwear fabric from discarded fishing nets and recycled elastane.

Hung Yen Knitting & Dyeing and Hyosung TNC join together in an exclusive partnership delivering another successful sustainable textile product, introducing: N850 FishTale

N850 FishTale is a swimwear fabric made from a blend of post-consumer recycled Nylon from discarded fishing nets and 100% recycled Elastane, available inHung Yen Knitting & Dyeing recycled fabric collection from 2023.

N850 FishTale fabric composition:

80% regen® Ocean / 100% post-consumer recycled nylon from ghost fishing nets;

20% Creora® regen / 100% pre-consumer recycled elastane.

#N850 FishTale fabric contributes to cleaning our oceans by collecting discarded fishing nets and turning them into regen® Ocean recycled nylon.

The production of regen® Ocean helps to reduce CO2 emissions by 73.1% compared to the production of conventional nylon*.

*(third-party LCA calculations)

Hung Yen Knitting & Dyeing began the journey into recycled materials in 2016, consolidating strategic partnerships through the years becoming a recognized early contributor to the wave of conscious innovations and improvements in textile manufacturing in South East Asia ever since.

“After 15 years of ongoing success as one of the leaders in the market – producing fabrics for swimwear applications – Hung Yen K&D is today a synonymous with quality, performance and comfort.

We are a strategic partner to our long term and new customers, who can rely on our know-how and technical expertise to deliver quality products and our capability to adapt to the fast changing market demand.

Since 2017 we pioneered in R&D textile innovations, developing many successful products for swimwear applications – which represent 90% of our core business. Today, along with our strategic long-term partner Hyosung TNC, we are proud to announce the launch of N850 FishTale, another important result at creating always more durable engineered materials, but most important, an achievement on our sustainable path, that we are very proud of.” Claudia Anselmi, Hung Yen K&D General Director

Hyosung TNC is a complete sustainable textile solution supplier, and we are delighted to partner with our friends at Hung Yen Knitting & Dyeing in bringing this latest innovation to life.” Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung TNC Global Marketing Director – Textiles

N850 FishTale wants to tell a different story for our Oceans actively contributing to help protecting their delicate ecosystems from the threat of some of the pollutant materials that ends up at sea every year. Recent studies reports 14 million tons plastic – of which 640.000 tons fishing nets – are discarded at sea every year. After being abandoned, this fishing gear never stops fishing, killing every year hundreds of thousands of seabirds, marine animals and mammal species, by tangling on ingestion. These numbers represents a dramatic environmental call to action, that Hung Yen Knitting & Dyeing and Hyosung TNC have chosen to respond with their joint commitment.

Sources:

  • Greenpeace report 2019 “Ghost gear: the abandoned fishing nets haunting our Oceans”
  • Source “Impacts of plastic pollution in the Oceans on marine species biodiversity and ecosystems” Summary of a study for WWF by Alfred-Wegener-Institute
  • The Ocean Cleanup research for Scientific Reports

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