18 Jul 2015

FIBRE2FASHION – Outerknown uses Econyl recycled nylon fibres in new line

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Producer and marketer of recycled nylon fibres Aquafil has entered into a partnership with Outerknown, a new menswear apparel brand founded by 11 time world champion surfer Kelly Slater.
An Aquafil press release informed that Outerknown has introduced Aquafil’s Econyl, a sustainable nylon created from reclaimed fishing nets and other nylon waste materials into the new collection.
“Our partnership with Outerknown was born out of a shared vision and ambition for sustainable change,” said Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of Aquafil.
“Outerknown came to us with the goal of manufacturing nylon products that were not only made entirely of regenerated materials, but that would be endlessly regenerative without any loss in quality,” he added.
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