UPCYCLE JOURNAL – SAVING OUR OCEANS – ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING AT A TIME
What do you get when you combine an 11-time world surfing champion and some reclaimed fishing nets? A sustainable clothing line that is trying to clean up the oceans.
There are hundreds of thousands of tonnes of abandoned fishing nets polluting our oceans and endangering the lives of marine animals. Part of Slater’s clothing line is the Evolution Series, which is trying to make an impact on this devastating problem.
The Evolution Series currently comprises of board shorts and jackets, which are made from Econyl – an innovative new nylon yarn comprising of broken down fishing nets and other types of pre- and post- consumer waste. The best part of Econyl though is that they aren’t just recycling the fishing nets into clothes, and that’s where it ends. The regeneration process continues. The nylon can be broken down again and again, an infinite amount of times and doesn’t lose its quality.