InResST Recycled CiCLO® Nylon



Products made with CiCLO® fibers and yarns reduce the persistence of synthetic microfiber pollution in our oceans and synthetic textile accumulation in landfills.

The abilitty of a substance to be broken down physically and/or chemically by naturally ocurring microoraganisms,resulting in the production of basic netural elements including carbon dioxide,methane,water,minerals,and new microbial cellular constituents(biomass).


Conditions for Biodegradation

No activation during garment use or care

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Data shows biodegradation rate and extent of CiCLO® vs non-CiCLO® Nylon microfibers and fabric in two environments where textiles are prolific pollutants. 

 Non-CiCLO® Nylon samples do not show significant biodegradation in the tests.

 Tests are a point in time and will continue.


Easy To Implement

3.png Fits into existing supply chain 

3.png CiCLO® Certificate of Authenticity traceability program 

3.png ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certified

3.png Mechanical and durability characteristics maintained 

3.png Suitable for existing dyeing & finishing processes 

3.png Works with virgin and recycled materials 

3.png Compatible with mechanical & chemical recycling 

Biodegradation studies are conducted and validated by an independent 3rd party laboratory using internationally recognized ASTM test methods. Laboratory studies represent optimal conditions. As with all materials, the actual rate and extent of biodegradation of CiCLO® fibers are dependent upon individual conditions in actual environments. 54% biodegradation in 715 days under ASTM D5511 conditions (accelerated landfill environment); 58% biodegradation in 690 days under ASTM D6691 conditions (accelerated marine/ocean environment). The stated rate and extent of degradation do not mean that the product will continue to degrade. IMPORTANT CALIFORNIA NOTICE: California law prohibits the sale of plastic packaging and plastic products that are labeled with the terms ‘biodegradable,’ ‘degradable,’ or ‘decomposable,’ or any form of those terms, or that imply in any way that the item will break down, biodegrade or decompose in a landfill or other environment. These restrictions apply to all sales in or into the State of California, including such sales over the internet.

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