An international network structured around recovering materials at end of use, based on partnerships with institutions, organisations, private and public associations and companies. This system allows Aquafil to collect quantities of waste for regeneration into ECONYL® yarn. Examples of this effort are represented by special take back projects in collaboration with different brands such as Napapijri, Speedo and Gucci.
The collaboration between Aquafil and Napapijri has allowed to create a completely circular apparel collection.
The Circular Series is made with ECONYL® yarn and standard nylon and designed to be completely recycled because it is composed of a single material. In addition, thanks to a take-back program, it can be returned after two years of use and recycled into new ECONYL® yarn.
Aquafil and Speedo USA launched the first take-back program for swimsuits, where Speedo’s production scraps are used to produce ECONYL® yarn.
In 2018 Gucci launched its own recycling program to convert textile scraps into new ECONYL® yarn.