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01 Jul 2016

HANDCRAFT COLLECTION BY MODULYSS: WHERE NATURE MEETS CRAFT

Nature gives us so much to work with – from colors, shapes and patterns to materials to construct everything we can dream of. So isn’t it great when we can find a way to preserve nature by using sustainable materials in our products?  We are proud to partner with modulyss®, who has recently designed the Handcraft […]

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01 Jul 2016

A NEW COLLABORATION WITH GERMAN SWIMWEAR BRAND WOODLIKE OCEAN

Woodlike Ocean is a sustainable swimwear label created by Sonja and Mauricio Palma, wife – husband duo, partners, both sharing a deep love for the ocean, exotic beaches, and a healthy lifestyle. The brand represents those favorite memories of endless summer at the beach, sun-kissed skin and salty hair. Gorgeous swimwear committed to creating healthy […]

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30 Jun 2016

AQUAFIL USA IS CARE “RECYCLER OF THE YEAR” FOR CARPET RECYCLING THROUGH THE ECONYL® REGENERATION SYSTEM

Aquafil USA was named Recycler of the Year for 2015 by Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) for its historic and continuous efforts in carpet recycling through the ECONYL® Regeneration System. AquafilUSA is in fact the main plant for processing Nylon 6 carpet waste coming from all across North America. Reclamation of used carpet fibers and other nylon waste […]

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17 Jun 2016

AQUAFIL PARTNERS SCORE BIG AT NEOCON 2016 WITH ECONYL® YARN

More than 40,000 participants descended upon the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL June 13-15 for NeoCon 2016.  NeoCon is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors and attracts architecture and design professionals from around the world. This show is so massive that Aquafil has a permanent showroom on the 11th floor, and our impressive yarn […]

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10 Jun 2016

KUNERT BLUE, THE FIRST TIGHTS MADE WITH ECONYL® YARN

After announcing the cooperation of a sustainable denim collection with market leader Levi Strauss & Co., Aquafil is expanding their course for environmental friendly nylon production. The Italian yarn manufacturer and the long-established company Kunert are planning the conception of an exclusive pair of tights, KUNERT BLUE, which systematically focuses on sustainability – from 100 percent […]

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07 Jun 2016

MEDIUM – HOW AURIA BECAME ONE OF SELFRIDGES’ BRIGHT NEW THINGS USING ECONYL®

This month’s Medium article is dedicated to Diana Auria, owner of London sustainable swimwear brand AURIA. We interviewed her while she was visiting our Slovenian ECONYL® plant to see and check the supply chain and find out about the regeneration process. AURIA is one of this year’s Selfridges’ Bright New Things, a talent platform focusing on […]

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31 May 2016

WORLD WOVEN COLLECTION BY DAVID OAKEY AT CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2016

Last Wednesday, during the Clerkenwell design Week 2016 in London, the inspiring American designer David Oakey presented for the first time in Europe, his latest global collection designed for Interface using 100% ECONYL® fiber: the World WovenTM CollectionCollection. World WovenTM is a collection “inspired by handwoven fabrics from the 1950s and 1960s from Scandinavia, the British Isles, Asia and the Americas” and […]

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23 May 2016

A Journey into the ECONYL® Regeneration System

The ECONYL® Regeneration System is a unique process that allows Aquafil to produce 100% regenerated Nylon yarn using waste material instead of fossil raw material. The ECONYL® regenerated yarn is now used by the most important brands both in the carpet industry and the textile and fashion one. But how was the beginning of this adventure? Which were the difficulties […]

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19 May 2016

Happy birthday ECONYL®!

Five years ago, on May 19th 2011, Giulio Bonazzi cut the ribbon of the ECONYL® plant in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The journey of the Aquafil Group through recycling started some years before and had been full of adventures and experimentations. We started using our own waste, then mixed virgin caprolactam (our prime raw material) with the regenerated material from pre-consumer […]

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05 May 2016

Healthy Seas and Medasset together for a fashion contest with ECONYL®

  The idea of a Fashion competition was there almost from the beginning of the collaboration between MEDASSET and Healthy Seas in Greece. As MEDASSET entered the Healthy Seas initiative last year, starting a great collaboration to recover marine waste, they immediately started thinking about a fashion competition. The idea is simple. From the nets recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative, along with other […]

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05 May 2016

Embracing the Circular Economy – Pioneers Creating New Business Value

Tomorrow Mr. Edi Kraus, General Manager of former Yulon and now AquafilSLO, will participate at the first international conference of Circular Change, “Embracing the Circular Economy – Pioneers Creating New Business Value” organized by Giacomelli Media in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Mr. Kraus will be talking about the ECONYL® Regeneration System and the experience of Aquafil into sustainability and the circular economy. Aquafil […]

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21 Apr 2016

Join the Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution starts with you. As a consumer, you have the power to make the change. Your shopping habits influence what the industry offers. By choosing unsustainable clothes, not caring about where they come from, who made them, or what is in them, you give the industry a signal that you are OK with that, […]

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