The "fishing net fabric" that we use is called ECONYL®. It is made in Italy, just two hours away from our factory. As a responsible brand, FISCH has chosen not to use any form of plastic in our packaging. Not only are our products are made a 100% regenerated nylon fiber from fishnets and other nylon waste, but FISCH is also a proud partner with Healthy Seas, a team of divers dedicated to cleaning up our oceans. Back in the day, fishing nets were made of biodegradable materials such as hemp or cotton. Unfortunately, nets today are not biodegradable. They can litter our oceans for hundreds of years.