Lightweight yet durable, nylon is one of the strongest materials we use in our garments and equipment.
Nylon, a plastic-based fiber, offers some of the best performance qualities we look for in clothing and gear, including durability and moisture-wicking. But like most plastics derived from petroleum, manufacturing nylon comes with costly environmental impacts that pollute the land, water and air.
We’re making progress
When we need a lightweight yet durable fabric, nylon is vital for its strength and moisture-wicking properties. We still use a great deal of nylon, but we’ve switched to recycled sources for most of it: In our Fall 2023 line, only 1.5% of our fabric usage by weight includes virgin nylon.
Like polyester, nylon fiber is made from petroleum. Our goal is to stop using virgin petroleum-based fabrics and materials by 2025.