Los Angeles-based Eco-Panda — a new company aiming to offer affordable, but environmentally
responsible apparel — has selected Mipan® regen™ post-consumer recycled nylon fiber from South
Korea-based Hyosung Corp. for its Summer 2009 Collection of women’s eco-friendly swimwear. The line
also features Hyosung’s creora® chlorine-resistant spandex.
According to Hyosung, recycled nylon uses 27-percent less natural petroleum to produce than
non-recycled fiber and also emits 28-percent less greenhouse gases.
“We are very excited by this new Eco-Panda line, which is the first earth-friendly and
fashion forward swimwear using post-consumer Mipan regen recycled nylon and creora spandex,” said
Ria Stern, global marketing director, Hyosung. “We believe the new swimwear collection will
resonate with consumers as they will respond to the styling as well as the concept that some of the
recycled nylon comes from fishing nets used in the ocean and will be regenerated into swimwear for
July 15, 2009