12 Nov 2017
The New York Times – Fashion’s Interest in Alternative Fabrics Keeps Growing

By ASTRID WENDLANDT High-end fashion and sportswear brands are taking a growing interest in recycled and alternative fabrics made from unusual materials like mushrooms, oranges and even proteins inspired by spider-web DNA — but not just out of concern for the environment. They are recognizing that these cool materials of tomorrow could be something people […]

30 Oct 2017
MOTOR1.COM – Volvo V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race Fights Marine Pollution

Abandoned fishing nets will be used to make the 100% nylon carpet inlays. The Geely-owned premium automaker has found just the right way to celebrate the start of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race by preparing an eco-friendly special edition of its V90 Cross Country rugged wagon. In a bid to fight marine pollution, the stylish hauler created […]

18 Oct 2017
Fast Company – Stella McCartney Is Weaving A New Way Forward

The designer has always eschewed leather, fur, and feathers in her collections. Now she is going even further. Will luxury fashion follow? BY MARY KAYE SCHILLING Consider your favorite T-shirt. Maybe it’s soft and worn, or fitted and new, or a recent pickup from a Kanye West or Taylor Swift tour. Whatever the style, chances […]

17 Oct 2017
SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – How Companies ‘Seeing Goldmines in Landfills’ Are Refashioning Textiles

by Jasmin Malik Chua Want to subvert the traditional apparel supply chain? You must possess a “little bit of craziness,” according to Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and president of Aquafil, an Italian company that transforms abandoned fishing nets and castoff bits of carpet into good-as-new nylon fibers. Speaking on a panel at the Textile Sustainability Conference in Washington, D.C., last week, […]

09 Oct 2017
Aquafil Invests $10M in Enhanced Waste Regeneration Plant in U.S.

Aquafil opens a new carpet recycling facility to help a wasteful industry go circular Trento, Italy, 11 September, 2017 –– Aquafil will open its first U.S. carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, AZ, offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling (ACR) #1 will recycle the Nylon 6 waste from carpets […]

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23 Sep 2017
BOF – Can an Awards Show Solve Fashion’s Sustainability Challenge?

Eco-Age and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will spotlight sustainability success stories as they co-host the inaugural Green Carpet Fashion Awards. MILAN, Italy — Second only to oil, fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Practically every stage in the life cycle of clothing has negative implications for our planet. And if the […]

20 Sep 2017
VOGUE – #SuzyMFW: Milan’s Red Hot Story is Green

by SUZY MENKES In the piazza facing Milan’s famous La Scala opera house, trees have come from nowhere and apparently taken root. Painted pennants hang from old stone buildings to painterly effect. But the colour that matters in this Spring/Summer 2018 Milan Fashion Week is green. Italy is launching an unprecedented effort to make its powerful […]

03 Sep 2017
The Guardian – The eco guide to ocean waste

Plastic pollution in our seas is depressing – but there are imaginative moves afoot to address the problem by Lucy Siegle I’ve been sceptical about the power of running shoes to affect global change. So naturally I had it in for UltraBoost Uncaged Parley, Adidas trainers that claim to make peace with the ocean. The shoe’s […]

25 Aug 2017
The Huffington Post – These Eco-Conscious Fashion Brands Make The World A Better Place To Live In

It’s easier than ever to find sustainable style for all occasions. by Charlotte Singmin Most of us are committed to doing our part when it comes to separating our papers and plastics from the rest of our household refuse, but when considering our fashion choices we also have the option to recycle. (…) Perhaps as recognized […]

28 Jul 2017
Trend Hunter – Sustainable Luxury Bags

Stella McCartney’s Bags are Made with Aquafil’s 100% Regenerated Nylon By Laura McQuarrie As a leader in sustainable luxury, Stella McCartney created a Falabella GO bag collection for the Fall 2017 season using Aquafil’s regenerated ECONYL® yarn, which is comprised of ocean waste. As such, it is noted that “every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® produced […]

19 Jul 2017
Sustainable Brands – Stella McCartney Fall Campaign Targets Overconsumption, Waste

Stella McCartney has long been an advocate for sustainable, ethical fashion; the luxury label has been busy over the last several months trying to drive the industry away from a take-make-waste model, announcing plans to use Parley for the Oceans’ recycled plastic yarn and Aquafil’s ECONYL® fiber, made from 100 percent regenerated nylon waste, in […]

12 Jul 2017
EARTH911 – THE HOTTEST NEW SWIMWEAR MATERIAL? FISH NETS AND CARPET FLUFF

Where most of us see ocean debris, Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Aquafil Group, sees opportunity. This mentality and concern for the health of our oceans have helped unleash innovation in sustainable fashion. Aquafil is making fibers with 100 percent recycled waste from fisheries and the carpeting sector. And it’s going to good (creative) […]

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