17 Jul 2015

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Nylon yarns made from recycled fishing nets featured in sustainable menswear collection

Aquafil, a leading supplier of synthetic fibres, has announced a unique partnership with Outerknown, a new menswear apparel brand founded by eleven times World Champion surfer Kelly Slater. The new brand incorporates Aquafil’s Econyl sustainable nylon created from reclaimed fishing nets and other nylon waste materials in its debut collection. According to a news release […]

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17 Jul 2015

ECOUTERRE – Outerknown, Surfer Kelly Slater’s Eco-Menswear Brand, is Here

by Jasmin Malik Chua Outerknown, the new menswear label by champion surfer Kelly Slater, is more than your typical celebrity clothing line. Launching this week, the Kering-backed venture is Slater’s attempt to „smash the formula“ by creating stylish garments for men in a sustainable and transparent manner. The journey hasn’t been without its pitfalls, however. „The last […]

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16 Jul 2015

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Trending: Upcycled Clothing Line, Hong Kong Exhibit Aiming to Combat Waste in Fashion

by Brynn W. McNally With ever-changing fashion trends, cheap and disposable clothing creates heaping piles of landfill trash around the world. Two recent developments in the fashion industry — an art exhibit and a recycled clothing line — aim to spread awareness of and combat this mounting problem. (…) New Clothing Line Made from Abandoned […]

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16 Jul 2015

FASTCOEXIST – These Infinitely Recyclable Clothes Are Made From Ocean Trash And Other Plastic Waste

World surf champion Kelly Slater is doing something with all the trash in the ocean—he’s wearing it. If Outerknown’s new board shorts ever tear after riding too many waves, you could theoretically recycle them into a new pair. They’re from a new line of men’s clothing that is made entirely from plastic trash. When the […]

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04 Aug 2015

Aquafil and Speedo USA Launch World’s First Fabric Take-Back Program for Swimwear Industry

New ‘Speedo PowerFLEX Eco’ swimwear made from Aquafil’s 100% upcycled ECONYL nylon; First ever take-back program turns leftover fabric scraps back into raw ECONYL, then new ‘Speedo’ swimsuits Trento, Italy—August 4, 2015 —Today Aquafil announces it has partnered with Speedo USA on a take-back program that will allow Speedo USA’s post-manufacturing swimwear scraps to be upcycled […]

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16 Jul 2015

ECONYL® Partners With World Champion Surfer Kelly Slater on OUTERKNOWN

Aquafil’s ECONYL® brand nylon made from reclaimed fishing nets featured in first sustainable menswear apparel collection from Outerknown Trento, Italy – July 16, 2015 – Aquafil announced today a unique partnership with Outerknown, a new menswear apparel brand founded by eleven-time World Champion surfer Kelly Slater. Outerknown was born out of Slater’s personal mission to create […]

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