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01 Feb 2017

SWIMSWAM – ADIDAS X PARLEY: UPCYCLING OCEAN WASTE INTO PERFORMANCE SWIMWEAR

adidas unveils SS17 Parley swim range made from Parley Ocean Plastic and featuring up-cycled ocean plastic made from used fishing nets and debris intercepted in coastal areas and converted into technical yarn fibres such as Econyl®, a recycled Polyamide yarn. adidas has today unveiled its SS17 Parley swim range made from Parley Ocean Plastic and featuring […]

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31 Gen 2017

SWIMMING WORLD – adidas Swim Unveils SS17 Parley For The Oceans

adidas has unveiled its SS17 Parley swim range made from Parley Ocean Plastic and featuring up-cycled ocean plastic made from used fishing nets and debris intercepted in coastal areas and converted into technical yarn fibres such as Econyl®, a recycled Polyamide yarn. Econyl® regenerated materials offer the same high quality and performance as the material […]

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26 Gen 2017

EURONEWS – Sustainable and hi-tech fashion at Berlin’s Green and Ethical Fashion Show

Off the shoulder dresses, flower prints in varying colours. No it is not the normal fashion show. It is The Green and Ethical fashion show held during Berlin fashion week. It was started six years ago and this year a record 179 brands were taking part. German stocking label Kunert is showing a new line […]

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10 Gen 2017

ETHICAL CORPORATION – Dell, Horsehead Corporation and Aquafil on seven top tips for developing a circular economy

We outline the toolkit to a circular approach for your business, to spur innovation and sustainability, whilst decoupling growth and material use In the current economic climate, a circular economy is essential to achieving business growth whilst minimising environmental pressure. Companies across the globe, both big and small, are looking towards building a circular economy […]

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26 Dic 2016

LUXURY NETWORK – ECO-LUXURY YACHTING: 4 COMPANIES WHO TREAT OUR OCEANS RIGHT

My husband’s grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, sailed the seas in the iconic Calypso for decades.  She was a refurbished mine sweeper made famous by her legendary exploits exploring the oceans of the world.  But, like all boats similar to her, she had an insatiable appetite for fuel.  Jacques always saw her dependence on diesel as a major burden […]

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20161206

POLIMERICA – Fashion da riciclo di reti da pesca

Anche Gucci si aggiunge ai grandi marchi della moda che utilizzano la poliammide rigenerata Econyl nelle proprie collezioni. 6 dicembre 2016 07:44 Il processo di rigenerazione di poliammide 6 da reti da pesca e materiali di scarto Econyl, sviluppato dalla società trentina Aquafil, trova un crescente consenso nel settore della moda, dove il tema della sostenibilità […]

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20161125

PAMBIANCO NEWS – Anche l’uomo Gucci salva il mare con Aquafil

Dopo Levi’s, Speedo, Arena e Outerknown di Kelly Slater, anche Gucci si impegna a salvare i fondali marini. La maison del gruppo Kering, infatti, è il primo brand del lusso ad aver siglato un accordo con Aquafil, azienda trentina da 500 milioni di euro, per l’uso di Econyl, un filo totalmente ecofriendly perché rigenerato da reti da pesca abbandonate. Gucci ha scelto di adottare… LEGGI L’ARTICOLO

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21 Nov 2016

PRESS RELEASE – Aquafil finds growing popularity among apparel brands

A diverse array of apparel brands are choosing ECONYL® Trento, Italy – October 21, 2016 – Aquafil has been a leading producer of Nylon 6 for more than 40 years, but it was not until the company launched its ECONYL® Regeneration System in 2011 that it proved nylon’s incredible capacity for regeneration. Since then, major […]

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21 Nov 2016

OBSERVER – Gucci Nails Yet Another Trend: Sustainability

Proving that flashy fashion pairs well with eco-friendly fabrics By Dena Silver • 11/21/16 9:55am Abandoned fishing nets, waste from production and the fluff of carpeting are set to be used in forthcoming collections from Gucci. This isn’t just another artistic expression from creative director Alessandro Michele, but rather an attempt for the brand to further its sustainable footprint. Those […]

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10 Nov 2016

TAKE PART – Adidas and Volcom Make Fashion Statement out of Ocean Plastic Trash

Brands are recycling waste to develop the latest styles in shoes and swimwear. The deluge of plastic polluting the world’s oceans is owing in part to the resiliency of the moldable, nearly indestructible materials used to create it. Water bottles, grocery bags, and nylon fishing nets persist far longer than we use them, and when they’re […]

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09 Nov 2016

TREEHUGGER – Volcom’s beautiful new swimsuits are made from recycled fishing nets

The sporty fashion retailer has made an impressive effort to repurpose ocean waste into swimwear that people will want to buy. Volcom has launched a new line of swimwear made from recycled fishing nets. It is a fascinating and admirable attempt to rescue some of the waste floating in our oceans and put it to […]

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04 Nov 2016

EJINSIGHT – Recycling jeans from ocean debris is possible

The shores of tourist resort Lake Garda may seem like an unlikely place to make nylon. But it’s here that an Italian company, Aquafil, discovered a way to take discarded carpeting, clothing and fishing nets and turn them into a recycled nylon fiber called EcoNyl. Now companies including Adidas, Speedo and Desso are using the […]

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