09 Nov 2016

TREEHUGGER – Volcom’s beautiful new swimsuits are made from recycled fishing nets

The sporty fashion retailer has made an impressive effort to repurpose ocean waste into swimwear that people will want to buy. Volcom has launched a new line of swimwear made from recycled fishing nets. It is a fascinating and admirable attempt to rescue some of the waste floating in our oceans and put it to […]

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03 Nov 2016

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Volcom presents its first ocean-friendly swimwear collection

In partnership with Aquafil, a leading yarn producer, the apparel manufacturer Volcom has announced the Simply Solid Spring 2017 women’s collection. This collection is the brand’s first-ever swimwear collection composed of 78% ECONYL fibre. According to the company, the partnership with Aquafil represents Volcom’s long-standing respect and love for the world’s oceans. “ECONYL fibre allowed us to create a […]

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04 Nov 2016

EJINSIGHT – Recycling jeans from ocean debris is possible

The shores of tourist resort Lake Garda may seem like an unlikely place to make nylon. But it’s here that an Italian company, Aquafil, discovered a way to take discarded carpeting, clothing and fishing nets and turn them into a recycled nylon fiber called EcoNyl. Now companies including Adidas, Speedo and Desso are using the […]

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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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