09 Feb 2016

ECOTEXTILE NEWS – Italian brands join upcycling initiative

Written by Brett Mathews BERGAMO – Leading Italian businesses, Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, which produce high-tech knitted fabrics for swimwear, sportswear, underwear and outerwear, have announced their participation in the Healthy Seas initiative which works to up-cycle marine waste for new textile products. The brands will use 100 per cent regenerated Econyl yarn, made from […]

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03 Jan 2016

The Observer – Meet the future stars of sustainable fashion

From repurposed fishing nets to restored leather and everlasting denim, these young designers are creating clothes with ethics woven in. Tamsin Blanchard introduces five Bright New Things A  new breed of fashion designer is putting ethics at the heart of everything they do. No longer is sustainability and social responsibility a token extra or cynical […]

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Kleidung aus Fischernetzen

Wer an Netzstrumpfhosen denkt, hat nicht unbedingt Fischernetze im Sinn. Doch genau das ist die Idee einer europäischen Initiative, die aus alten Fischernetzen Textilien herstellen möchte. Hintergrund ist, dass rund 10 Prozent des weltweiten Plastikmülls verlorengegangene Fischernetze sind. Insgesamt soll die Menge der herrenlosen und für die Meerestiere höchst gefährlichen Netze laut UN-Schätzungen bei 640.000 Tonnen liegen. […]

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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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Aquafil, Object Carpet: Nachhaltiger roter Teppich bei Deutschem Nachhaltigkeitspreis

In diesem Jahr wird bei der Verleihung des Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitspreis erstmals ein nachhaltig produzierter roter Teppich eingesetzt. Dieser „grüne“ rote Teppich von Object Carpet besteht aus 100 Prozent Econyl-Garn von Aquafil, dem Gewinner des Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitspreises 2014 in der Sonderkategorie Ressourcen-Effizienz. Gemeinsam mit Object Carpet, stellt Aquafil dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal den roten Teppich […]

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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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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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15 Okt 2015

CIRCLE ECONOMY – Are Closed Loop Textiles the Future of Fashion?

American consumers spent an average of $1,604 on apparel and related services in 2013, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Factor in that clothing prices in the U.S. have largely decreased since the ’90s and that was a lot of frivolous consumption. Disagree? An American Apparel & Footwear Association report showed that […]

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08 Okt 2015


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 Okt 2015

COLLECTIVELY – Hot mess – how junk from the sea is being remade as the new nylon

Fishnets aren’t just for stockings, you know. The next time you whip out your swimming togs to go for a dip in the pool, you might well be wearing elements of a discarded actual fishing net. Either that, or some carpet fluff. And other stuff dumped in the depths of our seas Waste materials are […]

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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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02 Sep 2015

BUSINESS TRANSWORLD – Outerknown Hosts Malibu Launch Party with Star-Studded Guest List

By Kailee Bradstreet A close up look at nets used in an innovative new process created by Italian-based company Aquafil to make Outerknown’s new collection of sustainable products. This past weekend, Kelly Slater’s new brand Outerknown hosted an intimate beach-house gathering at famed architect Harry Gesner’s Sand Castle house right off Pacific Coast Highway in […]

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