The name Everest Isles refers to the grim reality we are all facing if we don’t do something about the way we live and consume.
“During my years working on container ships, I saw firsthand the negative impacts of plastic consumption on the Marine environment, sailing through seemingly pristine open oceans, only to find upon closer inspection that they were littered with plastic debris, and often fishing nets” writes Everest Isles’ director Jeffrey Hladky.
When he started Everest Isles, they were most interested in using the most durable and longest-lasting fabrics they could find, in order to have a product that would not be disposable.
After learning about ECONYL® yarn, it was a natural fit for Jeffrey Hladky’s company, not only having a superior and longer-lasting final product but at the same time assisting in removing waste and stopping waste from entering the oceans in the first place.
Their inspiration for the Collection above was ocean plastic, the prints are actual plastic pulled and photographed from the Belgian coast, and the base colors are from fishing nets.