09 Gen 2019

OUTERKNOWN – Industry change is underfoot: turning carpeting in clothing

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By Outerknown Journey


Aquafil has been a partner since day one and we’ve told you plenty about their fishing net recycling program along the way. This time, we’re turning the spotlight on a lesser-known building block of our clothing. . . carpeting!

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Since our very first collection, we’ve sourced low-impact, regenerated ECONYL® nylon yarn to make our signature Evolution Shirt Jacket, Evolution Reversible Puffer, and Pocket Evolution Trunks to name a few. In collaboration with the legendary watchmakers at Breitling, we recently designed an ultra-durable NATO watch strap made with ECONYL® yarn. And our customers will see a familiar thread in future men’s and women’s (set to launch in spring) collections.

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“Our mission is to make every decision with the highest regard for People and Planet, and our work with ECONYL® is the embodiment of this. We’ve celebrated the fishing nets that go into ECONYL® because ocean health is at our core. But carpeting is also a major input and it’s time we draw attention to what’s right under our feet.”John Moore, Outerknown Creative Director

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