Recycled polyamidePolyamide (also known as nylon) is a synthetic fibre made from petroleum, creating an extraordinarily strong and versatile fabric. At Klättermusen, 90% of the polyamide we use is recycled from post-industrial waste, and we were the first outdoor company to use recycled polyamide across our whole clothing and backpack line in 2009. While the process of recycling polyamide adds another layer of complexity to the recycling process, the end result is a reliable, long lasting fabric that is lightweight, quick-drying and wind resistant.
Our recycled polyamide is created from post-industrial waste, which means packaging materials from factories, old carpets as well as discarded industrial fishing nets. Recycling polyamide that otherwise would be considered waste is a win-win both for nature and humanity, creating less pollution in the air and water, while at the same time saving energy in the manufacturing process.
Some of our most well-known products are made from recycled polyamide, including waterproof jackets and pants, softshell pants and backpacks. In our repair shop, we regularly see old Klättermusen polyamide products that have been used extensively for 10-15 years and can live on for many more years with just a new zipper or buckle.