Yoga Democracy leggings are ethical and sustainable use a type of yarn called ECONYL® to produce their nylon. That yarn comes from a process carried out by a company called Aquafil SpA which reforms fishing nets collected from the world's oceans, carpet fluff and other nylon containing material that would otherwise end up in landfill into new fabric. Yoga Democracy were in fact one of the very first US apparel companies to use fabric made with ECONYL® yarn.
So crazy was the idea of turning fishing nets into fabric for sportswear back then we struggled to explain to customers what the heck we were talking about. In trying to market our products we were nervous people would think our nylon clothing would be scratchy and rough like a fishing net (PSA: It's actually silky smooth)
The type of plastic that goes into our fabric is PET short for Polyethylene Terephthalate. It's a kind of non-rigid plastic that's used for water, soda and sports drinks in. PET plastic does not contain BPA and polyester, recycled or otherwise doesn't either.