01 Nov 2016

Volcom and Aquafil Make It Easier for Consumers to Choose Sustainable Apparel

The brand’s first ocean-friendly collection diverts waste by adopting a more circular approach Trento, Italy – November 1, 2016 – In partnership with Aquafil, Volcom announced the Simply Solid Spring 2017 collection. This women’s collection is the brand’s first-ever swimwear collection composed of 78 percent ECONYL® fiber. The partnership with Aquafil represents Volcom’s long-standing respect and love for the world’s oceans. […]

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01 Nov 2016

MAGNIFECO – Volcom Collaborates with Aquafil for Spring Collection

Aquafil, the leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, has just announced a partnership with the apparel company Volcom. The collaboration began in early 2016 after Volcom discovered Aquafil’s previous work, using their ECONYL fiber, with Speedo USA and Kelly Slater’s Outerknown. ECONYL ® is a clean, regenerated nylon that recycles some of the 640,000 tons of abandoned fishing nets left […]

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02 Nov 2016

BUSINESS GREEN – Volcom plunges into sustainable swimwear partnership with Aquafil

Following tie-up last year with Speedo, Italian materials manufacturer Aquafil announces new closed-loop swimwear collaboration with Volcom US lifestyle brand Volcom will enter the swimwear market for the first time next year with a new range of sustainable bathing suits created in collaboration with Italian materials manufacturer Aquafil. The Simply Solid Spring 2017 women’s swimwear […]

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01 Nov 2016

VOGUE – Georgia May Jagger on Learning to Surf, Beach Style, and Volcom’s New Sustainable Swim Line

NOVEMBER 1, 2016 8:00 AMby STEFF YOTKA Georgia May Jagger might be the quintessential British cool girl, but her style isn’t solely restricted to modish dresses and Chelsea boots. As a newly appointed ambassador for Volcom, the model has found herself incorporating ski, skate, and surf apparel into her everyday wardrobe. And with the brand’s launch of Simply […]

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07 Oct 2016

RIBAJ – The new Economix Collection

Danfloor’s specialist carpet range is ideal for the healthcare and commercial sectors due to its heavy wear classification and anti-bacterial coating. It’s environmentally conscious too   Supportive and welcoming environments can have a positive effect on residents and those that visit care homes, clinics and hospitals. By installing carpets within areas such as bedroom, corridors, […]

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23 Oct 2016

GUARDIAN – Flotsam and fashion: recycler of ‘ghost’ fishing nets makes marine litter trendy

Last year a company set up by an Italian former scuba recycled more than 5,000 tons of discarded nets into nylon for apparel brands including Speedo By Edward Helmore   the oceans are choked with discarded fishing nets, or ghost nets, that are estimated to kill 300,000 whales, dolphins and seals each year. It’s a grotesque […]

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27 Oct 2016

SPORT DIVER – Eco-Friendly Swimwear Helps Curb Threat of Ghost Fishing Nets

BY MELISSA GASKILL Abandoned fishing nets pose a major threat to marine life, but clothing manufacturers worldwide are working to turn the deadly trash into wearable treasures An abandoned net drifts through the ocean just beneath the surface — silent, unseen and deadly, like a ghost. Snagged in its fibers are dozens of creatures, fish that […]

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13 Oct 2016

ARCHITECTURE NOW – From fishing nets to carpets

By Federico Monsalve Federico Monsalve: I’d imagine it’s quite a difficult undertaking to source these post-consumer waste materials? Fabrizio Calenti (FC): Raw material procurement is still the most complicated and, in a way, the most interesting process. Nylon is a high-performing fibre; for this reason it is also expensive. Therefore, it’s not used in packaging. There is no […]

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29 Sep 2016

RECYCLING TODAY – Plasticity event draws recyclers and designers

September 2016 London event included look at plastic packaging designed to be recyclable. September 29, 2016 RTGE Staff The September 2016 Plasticity Forum was held Sept. 21 in London as part of the London Design Festival. Event organizer Doug Woodring says the venue was chosen “to help bring the design community into the big discussion on the […]

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19 Sep 2016

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Aquafil and Outerknow join forces to promote sustainability through art

Aquafil, a leading carpet and textile manufacturing industry specialist, and an Outerknown sustainable menswear brand, have announced their collaboration to promote an exhibition of photographs by artist Anne de Carbuccia titled One • One Planet One Future in an effort to draw attention to how human activities are affecting the environment today. Hosted by The Shrine Foundation […]

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20 Sep 2016

MAGNIFECO – Material Matter: Clean, Regenerated Nylon

By Brittany Dibenedetto Nylon is loved for its soft feels, light weight manner and stretch. Unfortunatelly it is known as one of the most polluting textiles of the world with the relaese of hazardous chemicals during manufacturing and its inability to biodegrade. Meet ECONYL®, a clean, regenerated nylon that recycles some of the 640,000 tonnes […]

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19 Sep 2016

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Interview with Giulio Bonazzi, President of Aquafil

Aquafil is a leading carpet and textile manufacturing industry specialist that has been involved in the production of Nylon 6 for more than 40 years. In 2011 it launched the ECONYL Regeneration System, which gives waste a second life by regenerating it for use in carpets and clothing. At the helm is president Giulio Bonazzi, who is passionate […]

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