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12 Mar 2019

VOGUE – Legendary Surfer Kelly Slater Is Expanding His Sustainable Brand, Outerknown, to Include Clothes for Women

By Emily Farra Spending time in nature is almost guaranteed to get you thinking about the health of the planet. That’s something of an understatement for Kelly Slater, the 11-time world champion surfer who’s spent the better part of 40 years in the water. He’s become an outspoken environmental activist and supporter of sustainability in […]

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09 Jan 2019

OUTERKNOWN – Industry change is underfoot: turning carpeting in clothing

By Outerknown Journey Aquafil has been a partner since day one and we’ve told you plenty about their fishing net recycling program along the way. This time, we’re turning the spotlight on a lesser-known building block of our clothing. . . carpeting! (…) Since our very first collection, we’ve sourced low-impact, regenerated ECONYL® nylon yarn to make […]

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15 Feb 2016

New video by Outerknown shot in our ECONYL® Plant

Two years ago Kelly Slater, eleven-time World Surf League champion, and his team of Outerknown visited our ECONYL® facility to discover more about the process that allows us to regenerate Nylon waste into ECONYL® yarn now used in their ‘Evolution Series’ Jackets and Trunks. The team was excited to discover the whole process starting in […]

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16 Jul 2015

Outerknown + ECONYL® has officially launched!

Aquafil has established a unique partnership with 11-time World Champion surfer Kelly Slater to launch a sustainable menswear apparel brand. Outerknown was born from Slater’s desire to create a clothing brand that blends style, function and sustainability. Slater’s unique connection to the ocean and environment pushed him to create a product he knew wouldn’t harm the things he loves […]

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