ECONYL®
18 Sep 2019

INTERIORS AND SOURCES – How ECONYL Nylon Reduces Carpet Impact and Waste

By Valerie Dennis Craven Looking to create a more positive impact and footprint on the world, Aquafil CEO and chairman Giulio Bonazzi wanted to transform the company his parents founded in 1956 into a circular business model. His team studied how to create a sustainable ingredient with a smaller environmental impact, and in 2011, following […]

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12 Sep 2019

Aquafil’s regenerated nylon material – ECONYL® contributes to LEED v4 credits

ECONYL® Offers Architects and Designers High Performing, Customizable and Sustainable Materials ATLANTA, September 12, 2019 — Aquafil, a leading company in the circular economy, announced that ECONYL® regenerated nylon contributes to LEED v4 points in four main categories. LEED v4 is the most current version of the LEED green building rating system established by the […]

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08 Aug 2019

POPSUGAR – Burberry Launches a Sustainable Capsule Collection Made From Recycled Plastic and Scrap Fabric

By Kara Kia Burberry has launched a new capsule collection for women and men made with Econyl, which is a sustainable nylon yarn derived from recycled fishing nets, industrial plastic, and fabric scraps. (…) The company is tackling fashion’s pollution problem head-on by collecting post-consumer materials from our oceans and landfills, then regenerating this waste […]

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Green carpet Fashion Awards 2018
14 Aug 2019

ECO AGE – How Aquafil Became the Green Carpet Provider of Choice

If you thought this year’s Disney remake of Aladdin boasted the most magic carpet you’d see this year – think again. We take a look at how Aquafil has transformed ocean and carpet waste into the glamorous event entrance of choice. Italian manufacturer Aquafil has proven that green really is the new red after creating […]

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16 Aug 2019

THE RUGGIST – Handknotted Nylon? | Part One

by Michael Christie, The Ruggist A collaborative project exploring the novel use of regenerated ECONYL® brand nylon in a handknotted carpet. There are many words across the spectrum of languages which are used to describe serendipity, chance, fate, karma. So often in examining the past successes of others, it seems as though these confluences of […]

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19 Aug 2019

VOGUE – How Econyl became fashion’s favourite eco-friendly material

by Rachel Cernansky The fabric is prized by brands from Gucci to Prada for its physical resemblance to traditional nylon and the transparency of its production process. Key takeaways: – Both designers and suppliers have embraced Econyl, a fabric that resembles traditional nylon both in quality and physical likeness. – Since Econyl can be broken […]

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What we carry Cameroon
05 Aug 2019

VOGUE – Prada’s Re-Nylon Project Turns Your Favorite Backpack Into a Sustainable Accessory

by Steff Yotka In 1984 everything was synthetic, from bottle blondes to spandex workoutwear to whatever was in Tab. Fashion, too, was in the middle of a synthetic revolution, following the widespread adoption of polyester in the 1970s. It was amid this material experimentation that Miuccia Prada introduced the Prada nylon backpack in 1984. (…) […]

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30 Jul 2019

LUXURY INSIDER – Sustainable Swimwear Brands That Are Actually Stylish

Spend your summer looking good and feeling good with these eco-conscious, sustainable swimwear brands that are actually stylish. Sustainable swimwear to have a pretty bad rep as being all hippie, “crunchy” and “granola”. In short, it wasn’t the peak of style. But times have changed, and more and more companies are now putting out “green” […]

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science based targets voguebus burberry
23 Jul 2019

VOGUE – How fashion is helping suppliers fight climate change

By Rachel Cernansky Levi’s, Kering, Burberry and other signatories of the Science Based Targets initiative are combating greenhouse gas emissions in the most consequential — and challenging — parts of their supply chains. Key takeaways: As brands sign up to Science Based Targets to combat climate change, their biggest challenge is establishing sustainability best practices […]

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22 Jul 2019

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Napapijri launches 100% recyclable jacket

Blazing a trail in circular innovation, Napapijri, a subsidiary of VF, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, has combined innovative technology, cutting-edge design, and sustainability with the launch of Skidoo Infinity, a jacket designed to be 100% recycled and made from Econyl recycled material by Aquafil. (…) Skidoo Infinity’s filling and […]

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08 Jun 2019

VOGUE – This Elsa Hosk–Approved Swimwear Line Is Made From Recycled Fishing Nets

By Zoe Ruffner Agnes Fischer has always felt at one with the sea (and it’s not only because of her last name). The 29-year-old Swedish swimwear designer spent her childhood visiting St. Barth’s and snorkeling off of its crystal clear coastline with her family. Now, though, “those same coral reefs are no longer as colorful,” […]

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Fashion United ECONYL
11 Jul 2019

FASHION UNITED – Green Carpet Talent Competition names 2019 finalists

By Danielle Wightman-Stone The Green Carpet Talent Competition, which challenges emerging designers to redefine sustainability in fashion, has shortlisted five rising stars for The Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award, which will be presented at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan on September 22. Judges scrutinised entries from 10 semi-finalists to name 5 shortlisted […]

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