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21 Apr 2017
Inspired by the ECONYL® story!

Some days ago we spotted some nice pictures of a swimsuit on Instagram and discovered that a senior student of North Carolina State University created the swimsuit by using our ECONYL® regenerated yarn woven into beautiful Carvico fabric. We interviewed her to discover what inspired her and what she sees for the future of sustainability […]

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14 Feb 2017
Rey Swimwear launches new collection made with ECONYL® regenerated yarn

Swimsuit designer Jessica Rey, founder of Rey Swimwear has developed sustainable swimsuit designs partnering with our company, Aquafil, to create designs that incorporate our ECONYL® 100% regenerated Nylon. Rey’s collection will include one-piece, two-piece and kids’ swimwear lines and will offer popular designs with women’s confidence, comfort, and timeless style in mind. The company was […]

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20 Jan 2017
Giulio Bonazzi at the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin

On January 19th, our CEO Giulio Bonazzi participated in a panel discussion in Berlin at the Ethical Fashion Show. The subject was “Plastics in our waters: The role of the textile industry”. The moderator was Dr. Bernhard Bauske of WWF and the other guests were: Alexander Nolte (Langbrett), Michael Spitzbarth (Bleed), and Angele Zettner (Manufactum). […]

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19 Jan 2017
Fashion Photo-Shooting in a Waste Treatment Plant

We never thought about our waste treatment center in Ajdovscina as a place for a photo shoot with a model. It is cold, big and full of waste material. But, we were intrigued when our client Kunert asked if they could organize a photo shoot with a model in our Ajdovscina Waste Treatment center among […]

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THE GOLD MEDAL TEAM FOR PLASTIC AND SUSTAINABILITY AT PLASTICITY FORUM LONDON

Here is the video of the panel discussion “Weaving sustainability into our textiles” that took place at Plasticity Forum London on September 21st. The event was part of the London Design Festival and sought to bridge the gap between the design community and experts who work with plastic, recycling and the aspects of sustainability which relate to waste reduction. […]

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THE ECONYL® REGENERATION SYSTEM AT PLASTICITY FORUM WITH NET-WORKS AND AURIA

On September the 21st, Giulio Bonazzi, CEO & President of Aquafil, was in London to talk at Plasticity Forum (part of the London Design Festival). The event aimed at bringing the design community into the big discussion on the future of plastic sustainability. Bonazzi talked about the ECONYL® regeneration system during a panel discussion about “Weaving sustainability […]

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24 Aug 2016
MEDIUM – YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER YORGOS VOULGARIS THINKS SUSTAINABILITY

Our new Medium article is a Q&A with young fashion designer Yorgos Voulgaris, who was the 2nd place winner of the MEDASSET/Healthy Seas sustainable fashion contest in Greece. We met him during his visit to the ECONYL® facilities in Slovenia and tried to find out how important sustainability is for his work. We hope this can be of inspiration for […]

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05 Aug 2016
‘HEALTHY SEAS FASHION PROJECT’ IN TOUR AT CRETAQUARIUM IN CRETE

It all started in Athens from the collaboration between MEDASSET, Healthy Seas and the fashion department of AKTO College of Art and Design. A sustainable fashion contest among young designers was created. They had to create a style made with fabric containing ECONYL® regenerated yarn also taking inspiration from the whole story of waste and spent nets recovery. Healthy Seas is […]

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01 Jul 2016
A NEW COLLABORATION WITH GERMAN SWIMWEAR BRAND WOODLIKE OCEAN

Woodlike Ocean is a sustainable swimwear label created by Sonja and Mauricio Palma, wife – husband duo, partners, both sharing a deep love for the ocean, exotic beaches, and a healthy lifestyle. The brand represents those favorite memories of endless summer at the beach, sun-kissed skin and salty hair. Gorgeous swimwear committed to creating healthy […]

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10 Jun 2016
KUNERT BLUE, THE FIRST TIGHTS MADE WITH ECONYL® YARN

After announcing the cooperation of a sustainable denim collection with market leader Levi Strauss & Co., Aquafil is expanding their course for environmental friendly nylon production. The Italian yarn manufacturer and the long-established company Kunert are planning the conception of an exclusive pair of tights, KUNERT BLUE, which systematically focuses on sustainability – from 100 percent […]

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07 Jun 2016
MEDIUM – HOW AURIA BECAME ONE OF SELFRIDGES’ BRIGHT NEW THINGS USING ECONYL®

This month’s Medium article is dedicated to Diana Auria, owner of London sustainable swimwear brand AURIA. We interviewed her while she was visiting our Slovenian ECONYL® plant to see and check the supply chain and find out about the regeneration process. AURIA is one of this year’s Selfridges’ Bright New Things, a talent platform focusing on […]

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05 May 2016
Healthy Seas and Medasset together for a fashion contest with ECONYL®

  The idea of a Fashion competition was there almost from the beginning of the collaboration between MEDASSET and Healthy Seas in Greece. As MEDASSET entered the Healthy Seas initiative last year, starting a great collaboration to recover marine waste, they immediately started thinking about a fashion competition. The idea is simple. From the nets recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative, along with other […]

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