27 Aug 2015

MAGNETICA BCN-Speedo lanza la primera colección de bañadores en upcycling

¿Sabes de qué está hecho tu bikini o tu traje de baño? Pues los materiales son básicamente lycra (también llamada spandex o elastano) yNylon. La licra es una fibra elástica que, por si sola, no puede tejerse ya que se desharía en el momento de cortarla. Es un material hecho para mezclarlo con otros, otorgando al producto […]

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01 Dez 2015

ENTREPRENEUR – From Shredding to Recycling

Surfer Kelly Slater joins the ranks of apparel brands making a splash with sustainable fashion. Here, an interesting online article by Entrepreneur Magazine explaining the behind the scenes of this cover story.

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11 Nov 2015

WSA/SPORTSTEXTILES – In at the deep end

Rise to the challenge: Speedo USA and Aquafil Speedo USA has become the first brand to use a technique developed by two universities and pioneered by Aquafil that can recycle swimwear scraps into usable fabric. Read the article in the PDF attached.

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08 Okt 2015

UPCYCLE JOURNAL – SAVING OUR OCEANS – ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING AT A TIME

What do you get when you combine an 11-time world surfing champion and some reclaimed fishing nets? A sustainable clothing line that is trying to clean up the oceans. (…) There are hundreds of thousands of tonnes of abandoned fishing nets polluting our oceans and endangering the lives of marine animals. Part of Slater’s clothing […]

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06 Sep 2015

NET-WORKS – a business student’s perspective

BY BRANT WELLS This summer I had an opportunity to join Interface as an intern and work alongside the Net-Works team while having the pleasure of working and living in London, UK. I arrived in London with the understanding that Net-Works was a project that Interface and the Zoological Society of London had partnered on, […]

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24 Okt 2015

DEEPER BLUE – Fourth Element’s Ocean Positive Swimwear: For Consumers with a Conscience

By Erin Durbin-Sherer (…) We were thrilled to be given the chance to interview Jim Standing, one of the co-founders of Fourth Element, so he could tell us all about the Ocean Positive Swimwear collection in his own words. Read on to find out for yourself how Fourth Element is making a product that not only thoughtfully meets […]

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03 Aug 2015

INTERIOR DESIGN – THE FUTURE LOOKS GREEN: 7 SUPER SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

by Mark McMenamin The future looks green. . .and blue and purple and orange—as demonstrated by top picks at FutureGreen, the sustainable hospitality forum featuring these cutting-edge materials from the Material ConneXion library. 1. Material: ECONYL®. Manufacturer: Aquafil. Composition Nylon. Standout: Chemicals harvested from recycled plastics become durable, stain-resistant yarns that are air-textured and solution-dyed in over 138 colors. (Please note that new colors […]

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