Polyamide fabric is a term used to refer to a variety of different fabrics that are made from strings of polyamide monomers. The most famous form of polyamide fabric is nylon, but there are many different varieties of this textile. These fabrics are derived from carbon-based molecules, they are entirely synthetic. Polyamide is not biodegradable and since it is a plastic material it will release micro plastics when worn and washed.

bergstrand material GUIDE ranking*



Discouraged materials may be made from synthetic or non-renewable resources, and may be produced using methods that have a high environmental impact. While these materials may be less expensive or easier to work with than other options, they may not be the most sustainable or ethical choices for clothing production.
* The Bergstrand Material Guide Ranking is only a guide. Our consultants can help with accurate assessments of your brand’s use of materials.
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