Nylon is a fabric which is man-made…
I like to think that any material which is man-made isn’t particularly eco friendly.
It was introduced in the fashion world in 1930 so it’s been around for some time now. Originally it replaced silk and sometimes even wool. Nylon itself wasn’t necessarily a problem, in fact, it was quite a good replacement.
But its quality has gone downhill since then. The quality needed to be approved on the market isn’t as high as it used to be, so manufacturers generally don’t put that much effort into the material. It’s cheaper for them if they produce low quality material and let us be honest here, most people will buy it anyway. But because the quality of the product has gone down hill it doesn’t last as long as it used to.
If the quality was still high, you could argue that the nitrous oxide which is released during the production is worth it because it’s used for the manufacturing of a long lasting product. But that isn’t the case anymore, so we’re just producing gasses which contribute a significant amount to the global warming simply because we don’t want to spend a little more money.
However, nylon is recyclable, as you can keep making new things with it so in that sense it could be seen as eco friendly. It’s the production of the material which isn’t eco friendly.
Long story short, in my opinion, nylon isn’t an eco friendly material.