Polyamide, also called nylon, comes from petrochemicals which means it is not a renewable resource. Similar to polyester, polyamide is a polymer: it is made up of many monomers bound together, but the way these bond together is different than in polyester. Polyamide is slightly more durable, and less prone to pilling, than polyester. It is also tear-proof and resistant to abrasions. The material is designed to absorb moisture but not to retain it, which makes it ideal for products like Soft Sport leggings and tops that you wear while working out. It also works well in outerwear for active occasions or weather resistance.
Recycled polyamide takes something previously treated as waste and gives it a new use. It decreases our need to extract more non-renewable resources for its production. Recycled polyamide can come from pre-consumer sources, like the fibre production of virgin polyamide, or post-consumer sources like fishing nets or carpets. We use this material in our swimwear thanks to its performance properties.