Break ground.
Nothing else.

Some see trash. Others see treasure.

Discover the process behind the breakthrough material.

01_Rescue
The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.
02_Regenerate
Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.
03_Remake
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into carpet yarn and textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries.
04_Reimagine
Fashion brands and carpet producers use ECONYL® regenerated nylon to create brand new products. And that nylon has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. The goal is that once all products containing ECONYL ® are no longer useful to customers, they can go back into step one of the Regeneration System.
Rescue
Regenerate
Remake
Reimagine

For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material, we are able to:

Save
70,000

barrels
of crude oil

Avoid
57,000

tonnes
of CO2 eq. emissions

 

As well as being a solution on waste, ECONYL® regenerated nylon is also better when it comes to climate change.

It reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared with the material from oil.

05 Oct 2013

HEALTHY SEAS, A JOURNEY FROM WASTE TO WEAR

Healthy Seas, a journey from waste to wear, is an initiative that Aquafil founded in 2013 with another business (Star Sock) and an NGO. The purpose of the initiative is to clean the oceans and seas of marine litter such as derelict fishnets responsible for the needless death of marine animals. FAO and UNEP estimate […]

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01 Mar 2017

REDCYCLE PROJECT IN SPAIN WITH TERNUA

This project started in 2015 from the collaboration of Spanish brand Ternua and OPEGUI, Guipuzcoa Inshore Fish Producers Organization. The aim was to recover spent fishing nets of fisherman’s guilds of the Basque cities of Bermeo, Getaria and Hondarribia in Spain. In 2016, the project allowed Ternua to recover 12 tons of abandoned and spent […]

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01 Dec 2013

NET-WORKS™

In 2012, Interface and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) embarked on a unique partnership. It began with the question: how could a carpet tile help address inequality? Interface wanted to source material in a way that would benefit communities as well as the environment. ZSL wanted to develop a new model of community-based conservation […]

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