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23 Apr 2020

Changing the world with the power of design

If COVID-19 is a portal, a getaway to a new world, we have the unique opportunity to start a conversation about what we want to bring in the new world, and what we want to leave behind. Designers have an incredible power to inspire and make change happen. We want to hear from them and […]

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25 Mar 2020

Medium – COVID-19 Regeneration Toolkit

Aquafil’s international suggestions for staying connected and inspired What are you doing in these days? How are you regenerating energy, hope, happiness and strength? How do you get inspiration from the restricted space of social distancing? We checked with our team members across the world — from China, to Italy, to the USA — to […]

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24 Feb 2020

Sustainability inspiration one hand-knot at a time

Are you feeling a little bit of eco-anxiety? Here is how we tried to defeat it in this project with action and collaboration. It’s the story of how a group of “like-worried” people came together to try to make a sustainable, beautiful, Nepalese rug that wouldn’t cost the earth. And in the process, they tested […]

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21 Feb 2020

Tommy Hilfiger, one of the licensed brands in Safilo’s portfolio, features ECONYL® in its eco-sustainable eyewear collection.

Safilo, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of eyewear, today announces the introduction of ECONYL® regenerated nylon in its eyewear collections. The new TOMMY JEANS eyewear collection, recently launched by Tommy Hilfiger, one of the licensed brands in Safilo’s portfolio, is the first that features styles made of ECONYL® regenerated nylon. Safilo […]

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13 Feb 2020

Interior Designers and Architects Have a Critical Role to Play in the Circular Economy

Choosing sustainable practices and materials to create beautiful spaces is one of the most important and exciting design challenges of our time According to Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Design Resilience director for Gensler, studies show that designers and architects can impact up to 90 percent of a project’s eventual impact based on the […]

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10 Feb 2020

Jonathan Cohen embraces sustainable design in Fall & Winter 2020 Collection with ECONYL® regenerated nylon

Jonathan Cohen and business partner Sarah Leff formally launched the Jonathan Cohen brand in 2011 offering both creativity and innovation through high-quality one-of-a-kind pieces. Cohen’s upbringing and cultural heritage with the Mexican prints and patterns and colors, the laid-back ease of the San Diego surf culture and the modern city approach have manifested into what […]

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Zanotta Sacco goes green
21 Jan 2020

Zanotta: Sacco goes green

An icon of non-conformity, the Sacco celebrates 50 years: this symbol of the cultural transformation of 1968 returns renewed in a green edition, in recognition of the need for global change. Zanotta celebrates this anniversary by launching a numbered, limited edition collection: innovative and sustainable materials– both the internal padding and the cover, featuring a […]

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20 Jan 2020

2020–2023 trend forecasting: the one thing you need to keep in mind

Forecast trendsetter Rikke Skytte warns the audience during a keynote about sustainability and trends, “Attention, no one is coming to save you. This life is 100% your responsibility”. From here, we’re taken on a fantastic journey that highlights trends and the future of humanity, where sustainability is a megatrend that is here to stay and […]

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11 Dec 2019

What We Carry: A branded content series produced by National Geographic Unveiling of Episode 5

The story behind the new Prada Re-Nylon sustainability initiative has been charted across the globe – uncovering the methods by which harmful and wasteful materials – fishing nets, discarded textiles and old carpets – are regenerated. These raw materials are harnessed to produce eternally recyclable ECONYL®, which Prada used to create the Prada Re-Nylon collection, […]

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05 Dec 2019

Tarkett closes the loop on commercial carpet tiles in Europe.

The intensive collaboration between Tarkett and Aquafil over recent years goes beyond the traditional customer and supplier relationship. The result is a significant step towards circular economy. Tarkett has sourced PA6 and ECONYL® regenerated nylon from Aquafil for more than a decade and uses ECONYL® yarn in its Desso AirMaster carpet tiles, for example. Now, […]

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07 Nov 2019

Breitling and Outerknown: a new Superocean Watch and the launch of the innovative Outerknown ECONYL® yarn Nato strap collection

Breitling announces two launches in partnership with Outerknown, the sustainable apparel brand co-founded by surfing legend and Breitling Surfers Squad member Kelly Slater. In addition to the new Superocean Outerknown watch, Breitling introduces the first Outerknown ECONYL® yarn NATO strap collection. The 18 ecologically responsible straps, which will dress up any Breitling watch, are crafted […]

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06 Nov 2019

Thanks to this one-time collaboration with Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment, over 1700 miles (2800 kilometers) of fishing line removed from Cocos Island. 

For a one-time project, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society removed over 1700 miles (2800 kilometers) of nylon monofilament fishing line from Cocos Island and shipped it to Aquafil to be transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon, which is used for carpet flooring and fashion items. As part of a campaign to protect the Cocos Island UNESCO World […]

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