19 Apr 2016

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Outerknown and Aquafil aim to raise awareness about ocean waste ahead of Earth Day

Outerknown, a menswear brand, founded by 11-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, and Aquafil, the leading producer of polyamide 6, are continuing their collaborative effort to produce sustainable apparel by utilizing a supply chain development process that is kinder to our planet and its inhabitants. Ahead of the Earth Day, which takes place on 22 […]

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08 Apr 2016

TREEHUGGER – Your next pair of Levi’s could be made from old fishing nets

by Katherine Martinko Denim brand Levi Strauss & Co. has partnered with an Italian nylon manufacturer to use 100% regenerated nylon waste materials in men’s jeans. When it comes to ethics and environmental concerns, the iconic denim brand Levi Strauss & Co. has a pretty good reputation. From introducing water-recycling processes in Chinese factories to […]

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08 Apr 2016

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Trending: Levi Strauss, MIT Partnerships Advancing Textile Innovations

As Levi’s VP of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Michael Kobori, said last year in a blog post, along with a long-standing partnership with Goodwill to divert clothing from landfill and take-back programs for apparel for recycling into everything from building insulation to cushioning material, Levi Strauss’ circular economy ambitions include establishing an infrastructure that supports closed-loop products — recycling your old Levi’s into new […]

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05 Apr 2016

ECOUTERRE – Levi’s is Making Jeans From Discarded Fishing Nets, Used Carpets

by Jasmin Malik Chua Levi’s and Aquafil, an Italian company that recycles waste materials into good-as-virgin nylon fiber, are making beautiful jeans together. First up: A version of Levi’s 522 men’s tapered pant composed of Econyl, a regenerated yarn derived from recovered fishing nets and used carpeting. The collaboration happily dovetails with Levi’s longstanding interest […]

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01 Apr 2016

Aquafil Partners with Levi Strauss & Co. to Produce Sustainable Jeans

Trento, Italy – 03/31/16 – Aquafil today announces a new partnership between its ECONYL® brand and Levi Strauss & Co., one of the world’s largest apparel companies and a global leader in jeans, to create a new men’s collection made from regenerated nylon from waste materials such as fishing nets and spent carpets. Levi Strauss […]

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17 Mrz 2016

PLAYBOY – How Kelly Slater’s Menswear Brand Merges Style and Sustainability

By Justin Tejada Kelly Slater is one of those transcendent figures, who participates in a relatively niche activity (surfing) but is recognized throughout the world. Sure, part of it has to do with dating Pamela Anderson for a stint and playing Jimmy Slade on Baywatch. But the main reason is that the 11-time world champion does things on a […]

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26 Feb 2016

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Oscars Parties Putting the Spotlight on Purpose, Sustainability

What if the celebrities on the red carpet were asked questions such as “What is yourpurpose?” instead of “Who are you wearing?” PwC wants to find out. A partner in tallying the Oscar ballots and delivering the results on the big night, PwC aims to rethink the role of the red carpet. (…) Other parties are also […]

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