Scraps to Swimwear
Hot on the heels of Speedo’s PowerFLEX Eco collection launch comes a new and exciting partnership unlike anything before. Aquafil has partnered with Speedo USA for the swimwear industry’s first-ever take-back program. This new partnership will allow Speedo USA’s post-manufacturing scraps to be upcycled into 100% regenerated ECONYL fiber. The swimwear industry has notoriously sent manufacturing scraps to landfill due to lack of recycling options because of complex technical compositions, but Speedo USA is taking the lead to set a new standard.
“We are challenging apparel manufacturers to be more sustainable and restructure their supply chain,” said Giulio Bonazzi, Aquafil chairman and CEO.
Speedo USA has stepped up and accepted the challenge. Who will be next?
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