Nylon is a silky textured, thermoplastic, synthetic fiber created in the first half of the twentieth century by the Dupont company. It is a product derived from petroleum. It was a material used in the manufacturing of World War II supplies from parachutes to ropes to tents. It has become a popular material used in hundreds of thousands of products and apparel beyond wartime gear.
Nylon is a strong but lightweight material, even stronger than polyester. It also dries quickly and is commonly used in outdoor related products.
Many of our drawstring bags are manufactured with nylon for the bag, lining, attached rope and handles. The nylon option is a more weather friendly, durable option especially if consumers will use the bags to put heavier items like books in them.
In regards to environmental impact, nylon is non-biodegradable because it does originate from petroleum (a non-renewable resource). It can be recycled but uses considerable energy to do so.
Nylon bags are typically more expensive than non-woven options and have a longer lifespan because of the greater durability of the material. Overall if your budget can afford it, we recommend choosing a nylon drawstring bag.