Did you know that ordinary nylon is made of fossil fuels?
Instead of ordinary nylon, HALIA uses ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon for all our activewear. Unlike virgin nylon made from crude oil, a quickly-depleting resource, ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon transforms waste from landfills and oceans around the world into a new material. The material can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again, avoiding further wastage.
How is ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon made?
The process starts with collecting waste that would otherwise pollute oceans and landfills. The waste is sorted and cleaned, and recycled back to its original purity. Then it is processed into yarns and polymers, which will be spun into fabric used in our activewear.
What are the sources of waste used to create ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon?
How does the waste get turned into fabric?
rescued waste is first
sorted and cleaned. Then
into yarns and polymers, which will be spun into fabric used in our activewear.
We pay attention to certifications.
As sustainability gains voice, many fast-fashion companies are hopping onto the movement with claims of their sustainability. The truth of those materials made with recycled bottles? It is much easier to recycle new plastic water bottles, than to collect and sort post-consumer bottles. That is why we are wary of factories without proper certifications.
It is important to us that our materials come from a trustworthy source that meets accountability standards, which is why we get our fabrics made in the Italian company Carvico that is officially certified for sustainability, as well as product quality and safety.
Vita Suede by Carvico
Used in our Reborn collection, Vita Suede is one of our sustainable STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics made of a ECONYL® regenerated Nylon. Just like it's name, it has
a warm, natural, suede-like hand feel, and a matte finish. With its soft, buttery feel cushioning you during your workouts, it provides extra comfort, making it ideal for our eco-friendly activewear.
Vita Power by Carvico
Used in our Airweight line
, this sustainable techno-fabric made of a ECONYL® regenerated Nylon boasts excellent recovery power and the perfect muscular compression aimed at decreasing the production of lactic acid, thus boosting a faster recovery of energy. Smooth and slips on easily, soft and pleasant on the skin, compact and breathable, it is also highly UV protective ( UPF 50+).
Vita by Carvico
For our Breeze collection, we chose Vita by Carvico, a STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics made of a ECONYL® regenerated Nylon.
Vita is versatile, hyper-resistant, thin, elegant, stretch, soft and breathable: a unique mix of muscular compression and comfort. Thanks to its innovative construction, it is twice as resistant to chlorine and suntan creams and oils than competitors’ fabrics.
At Halia, we put emphasis on valuing each piece of clothing. Proper care of your Halia products is important in ensuring their longevity. Use a mesh laundry bag to prevent excessive friction during a wash cycle and minimise microfibre shedding.
Shop The Good Laundry Bag here.
All our sports bras come with removable paddings. Hand washing is the best way to maintain their shapes. However, they are still machine washable. It is preferable to remove the paddings and hand wash them separately. Otherwise, please follow machine washing instructions.
For machine washing, we recommend the following:
Wash in a mesh laundry bag
Wash warm on synthetic cycle (40°C or below)
Do not use fabric softener
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
For drycleaning, any solvent except Trichloroethylene