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04 Aug 2016

NEWSHUB – NZ company turns fishing nets into carpets

The fishing and carpet industries may seem worlds apart, but one is feeding the other. A New Zealand company is the first in Australasia to use nylon sourced from old fishing nets to make its carpet. The Italian product has a much lower carbon footprint than virgin nylon, and is helping save marine life. New […]

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02 Aug 2016

GUARDIAN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS – Wooden surfboards to mushroom handplanes: the surf companies tackling ocean waste – gallery

by Tess Riley Ocean waste is a serious problem for companies emotionally and physically connected to the sea, said the founder of outdoor clothing company Finisterre in a recent Guardian debate, but that connection also gives them a strong incentive to find solutions. Here we profile some of the companies doing just that (…) Ghost fishing […]

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01 Aug 2016

CORE77 – The Econyl Regeneration System: Cleaning Up Other Industries‘ Lack of Product Lifecycle Management Planning

It might not occur to you that a deep-sea fishing trawler can simply dump their old, worn-out fishnets over the side. After all, no one is watching them out there. And as those nets sink, they can continue to trap ocean life and stay on the ocean floor for centuries, needlessly ensnaring even more fish. […]

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20160727

BIKE SPORT – Vaude Kollektion 2016

Nimm’s leicht! Im Sommer 2016 legt Vaude den Fokus auf das Thema Lightweight. Dabei wird nicht um jedes Gramm gefeilscht, sondern stets nach der optimalen Balance zwischen leicht und langlebig gesucht. Eine gute Lösung soll bei Vaude auch immer umweltverträglich sein. Denn auch beim Ressourcen­verbrauch gilt: Weniger ist mehr! (…) Green Shape Radhosen-Serie: Advanced Ein […]

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26 Jul 2016

AMNA.GR – ‚Healthy Seas Fashion Project‘ at CretAquarium in Crete until September

A very different sort of fashion show, featuring clothes made with fabric from ‚ghost‘ fishing nets reclaimed from the sea, will be on show until September this year at the CRETAquarium in Crete, one of the biggest and most modern aquariums in Europe. This is the second stop for the “Healthy Seas Fashion Project” organised […]

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20160726

PROJECT SELVAGE – Plastik: Eine Geschichte ohne Ende

Weil ich in der Nähe vom Strand wohne, bin ich ständig daran erinnert, wie viel Plastik unser Meer verschmutzt und die Leben von Vögeln und anderen wilden Tieren gefährdet. Tiere verwechseln häufig diese kleinen Plastikstückchen, z.B., Stroh und Flaschenverschlüsse, mit Essen. Natürlich können sie die Stücke nicht verdauen und sterben sie als Folge davon. Ich […]

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08 Jul 2016

Carvico and Jersey Lomellina attend Interfiliere in Lyon to promote the sustainable approach to swimwear with ECONYL® yarn

Lyon, 8 July 2016 – Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, world-leading textile companies in the swimwear, sportswear and underwear sectors, are attending Interfiliere, the industry’s flagship international fair, from 9 to 11 July. With their eye-catching, visionary stand, the two firms are aiming to raise awareness in the sport and fashion swimwear worlds about an environmentally […]

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07 Jul 2016

CALIFORNIA APPAREL NEWS – Koru: Kiwi-Inspired

By Alison A. Nieder Koru Swimwear is based in Florida but inspired by New Zealand. Founder Julie Stine drew on her New Zealander heritage when she named her swimwear collection for the Maori word for “spiral,” which symbolizes new life, hope, spiritual growth, purity and peace. The eco-friendly swim collection is made from Econyl, a 100 percent regenerated […]

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01 Jul 2016

SPORTELUXE – Why Designers Are Hitting The Bottle (Plastic, That Is)

In an effort to reduce waste, some eco-conscious brands have turned to sustainable fabrics and practices to produce super chic pieces. By Andy Kovszun – July 1, 2016 I don’t know about you, but when I’m walking along the beach, I’d rather have sand between my toes than straws and bottle caps. Nowadays it seems like there’s […]

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30 Jun 2016

DCTUK – Waste Positive with ECONYL®

by Steph / 30 June 2016 This morning I was carrying out my habitual scroll through the Twitter feed as I was waiting for the kettle to boil and happened to notice the #techforgood hashtag trend. This got me thinking about the innovative ECONYL® Regeneration process lots of our carpet tiles have gone through and […]

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29 Jun 2016

TEXTILE NETWORK – Combatting plastic waste in the sea

From  Iris Schlomski The Econyl Project has been committed to the eradication of plastic waste. Econyl can produce yarn for more than 10,000 square metres of fitted carpet. In 2010, the USA and the EU produced almost 15 million tonnes of textile waste. What for some is regarded as waste is seen by others as […]

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20160629

TEXTILE NETWORK – Econyl: Ideen gegen Plastikmüll im Ozean

Von Iris Schlomski Das Projekt Econyl setzt sich bereits seit Jahren für die Beseitigung von Plastikabfall ein. Econyl macht aus Plastik-Abfall wiederverwertbare Garne. Im Jahr 2010 haben die USA und die EU fast 15 Millionen Tonnen von Textilabfällen produziert. Was für die einen Müll ist, sehen andere als Rohstoffquelle, denn darin enthalten waren rund eine […]

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