16 Lug 2015

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Trending: Upcycled Clothing Line, Hong Kong Exhibit Aiming to Combat Waste in Fashion

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by Brynn W. McNally

With ever-changing fashion trends, cheap and disposable clothing creates heaping piles of landfill trash around the world. Two recent developments in the fashion industry — an art exhibit and a recycled clothing line — aim to spread awareness of and combat this mounting problem.

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New Clothing Line Made from Abandoned Fish Nets

Meanwhile, your next shirt could be made from ocean trash. That is, if you buy it fromOuterknown, the new menswear apparel line from World Champion surfer Kelly Slater.

In a partnership announced today, Outerknown will incorporate ECONYL® — a nylon fabric created from reclaimed fishing nets and other nylon waste materials — into its debut collection. ECONYL, made by leading synthetic fiber supplier Aquafil, can be recycled an infinite number of times without any loss in quality, according to the company.

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