Aquafil, a leading supplier of synthetic fibres, has announced a unique partnership with Outerknown, a new menswear apparel brand founded by eleven times World Champion surfer Kelly Slater. The new brand incorporates Aquafil’s Econyl sustainable nylon created from reclaimed fishing nets and other nylon waste materials in its debut collection.

According to a news release from Aquafil today, Outerknown was born out of Slater’s personal mission to create a clothing brand that seamlessly blends function and style, while establishing sustainable manufacturing processes across its supply chain.

“Because of my passion for ocean conservation, ECONYL is the ideal partner for us. Not only are they re-writing the rule book for producing man-made fibres, but they are cleaning up the world’s oceans at the same time,” says Kelly Slater. “Making products in this way is the very reason why I started Outerknown.”