Aquafil with ECONYL® and Milliken partner to create green carpet for Global Green Pre-Oscar Party
With the shared mission of merging beauty and sustainable design, Aquafil and Milliken have partnered to create and debut a custom-designed green carpet that will grace the step and repeat at Global Green’s 13th annual Pre-Oscar Party.
More than 500 guests, including celebrities, eco-luminaries, environmental companies and political leadership from around the world will gather on Feb. 24, 2016 to celebrate sustainable solutions and hear the latest green messages from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
The Global Green event raises not only funds for critical environmental initiatives, but also global awareness of solutions to climate change. Global Green leads by example on how to live greener lifestyles by featuring everything from a sustainable green carpet, to an all-organic menu, to making the event zero-waste and having celebrities arrive in eco-friendly vehicles. All of these efforts appropriately dub this party as the green event of Oscar week.
At the center of it all will be the launch of the green carpet, manufactured by Milliken using Aquafil’s sustainable ECONYL® nylon yarn, which will greet celebrity guests as they arrive. Made completely from various nylon waste materials – such as abandoned fishing nets – ECONYL® yarns breathe new life into old products that would otherwise pollute the world’s oceans and landfills.
“Working with Milliken to create the green carpet for this high-profile event was a unique opportunity for our team,” said Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Aquafil Group. “Sustainability is in our DNA, and we are honored to be a part of this process and to help Global Green further its mission. By working together, we collectively raise the bar of responsibility.”
“It was important for Global Green to find the right partners for this event – partners who not only share our outlook on sustainability, but also the same values and goals,” said Elizabeth Nettles, Director of Corporate Engagement and Special Events at Global Green. “Aquafil has been at the forefront in research of new production models for sustainable development, a pillar of why Global Green exists. So it’s fitting that Aquafil and Milliken provide the sustainable green carpet that will welcome eco-minded A-listers to the 13th annual pre-Oscar celebration.”
Read the official joint press release.