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09/07/2020

Thread Story, inspired by the women who weave, past, and present

Beyond the legend of the angular architects of the Bauhaus, there were the Bauhaus weavers, primarily women stepping into history utilizing exquisite hand-craftsmanship. Originating out of domestic necessity or perceived hobby, we mark 100 years of weaving, celebrating the industry of woven textiles. Thread Story pays homage to the intricate details where weaving meets digital […]

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06/07/2020

Working together to learn how to become better companies:

A seven-step guide in fostering supplier and customer relationships to reach your sustainability goals. In GreenBiz’s latest webcast, How to Get Your Supply Chain to Embrace Circularity, CEO and Chairman of Aquafil Giulio Bonazzi sat down with Interface VP and CSO Erin Meezan to talk about the power of positive relationships between designers, manufacturers, and their suppliers. Meezan and Bonazzi discuss […]

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22/06/2020

Enter the portal for a new world of mindful design

This year it was not possible to have the NeoCon tradeshow in Chicago, with millions of visitors from all the US and abroad to check out the latest trends in commercial design. But we decided to take this opportunity to ponder and think how we would like our own virtual NeoCon to look like and […]

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Photo by Zetong Li on Unsplash
23/04/2020

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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25/03/2020

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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01/11/2019

4 Nylon pieces that made — or are about to make — history

As technology and science advances, materials change, but there is one material that was created long ago and is now in the middle of a very much needed revolution — plastic. Plastic is being taken into the new century keeping the good aspects of itself and leaving the bad behind. It’s an ongoing process, but […]

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28/06/2019

MEDIUM – Fishing nets become an urban boardwalk, that becomes next year’s couture: a sustainability adventure taking place in Chicago.

This is the story of a long adventure into sustainability and circular design that was fueled by NeoCon. From the NeoConversations podcast discussing the sustainable responsibility of designers and architects, to beautiful flooring in the first installation of the NeoCon Plaza, to a series of cyclical design and fashion products — we saw the impact […]

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23/05/2019

What role do designers play in the Circular Economy?

Our desire to create new products is boundless, but the earth’s resource supply is not. In nature there is no waste; everything is a nutrient that serves a specific purpose. In this episode of NeoConversations, two champions of sustainability sit down to discuss how architects and designers can emulate nature and its processes to achieve […]

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22/04/2019

MEDIUM – It’s Fashion Revolution Week. Time to reflect on our progress and the power of questions…

Fashion Revolution Week is all about questioning the status quo — that’s why we love it. ECONYL® has been a proud supporter and participant of this international mission for the last three years. This movement about questioning brands, materials, supply chains, the people who make our clothing, the designers who set the trends and all of the processes […]

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07/07/2017

The Other Danish Guy

The Other Danish Guy sells underwear for men. The focus is strictly on  the first layer products and keeping them classy and comfortable at the same time. That – Tommi Lähde, the founder – has found out, “is the source of confidence including in situations where no one else sees it.” Sustainability is another important thing […]

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22/03/2019

MEDIUM – Look at the world through Karűn eco-friendly glasses

Karűn is an eyewear brand with a mission to change your vision, literally and metaphorically. In an interview with the founder, Thomas Kimber, we trace back to the first motivations behind Thomas’ vision for Karűn. Thomas challenges how we connect with nature, and interprets this literally by using ECONYL® regenerated nylon in the making of […]

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06/03/2019

MEDIUM – Why we are big fan of ‘regeneration’, and you could be too

We get this question over and over since the beginning of our journey. What do you mean by ‘regeneration’? We started using this word in 2011 when we launched our ECONYL® Regeneration System, a process, unique in the world, that allows producing nylon from waste instead of oil. So, we called it a “regeneration” process, and […]

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