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 pre- and post-consumer waste, such as fishing nets recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative.
The Econyl Regeneration System uses manufacturing by-product waste and end of life nylon materials – including abandoned fishing nets and old carpets – and turns them into Econyl Nylon 6 for the production of new carpets and textiles, sportswear and swimwear.