Additional Featured Panelists Include Evolved by Nature’s Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Altman, and Chief Operating Officer, Rebecca Lacouture, Designer and Researcher, Charlotte McCurdy, Founder, Conscious Fashion Campaign, Kerry Bannigan
Cartersville, GA, September 9, 2020 – Aquafil, a leading manufacturer of synthetic fibers such as ECONYL®, regenerated nylon through innovative recycling technology, announced today that its chairman and chief executive officer, Giulio Bonazzi, will be a featured panelist at Fashinnovation virtual conference, discussing the topic, “Fashion Is Textiles & Chemicals Shaping Sustainability Efforts,” during New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2020. This conference will also highlight international leaders in the fashion and technology industries to discuss the “next normal” in fashion, foreseeable trends, and sustainability.
With ECONYL® Regeneration System, Aquafil was able to move beyond simply recycling and create a circular process. Aquafil is a leading carpet and textile manufacturing industry specialist that has been involved in the production of Nylon 6 for more than 50 years. In 2011 it launched the ECONYL® Regeneration System, which gives waste a second life by regenerating it for use in carpets, clothing and the injection molding industry. Due to its unique chemical properties, Nylon 6 can be regenerated an infinite number of times without a decrease in quality. The ECONYL® Regeneration System allows the possibility to transform pre- and post-consumer nylon waste into first-grade raw materials.
“To have the opportunity to discuss fashion shaping sustainability efforts at Fashinnovation is important because it allows for a chance to speak with designers and innovators in the industry that control the first phase of development of a product and determine a product’s environmental impact. Due to this, ECONYL® regenerated nylon has helped brands produce beautiful designs, express their creativity, and push for more sustainability and help close the loop,” said chairman and chief executive officer Giulio Bonazzi.
Sustainability has become one of the key topics as the fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to global warming. Knowing this, brands such as Burberry, Napapijri, Prada, and Gucci have incorporated ECONYL® regenerated nylon, letting the world know that they’re striving to be environmentally conscious. With its long history of producing and marketing synthetic fibers, Aquafil has won an important share of the textile market as well as become a solution to waste. ECONYL® regenerated nylon is also better when it comes to climate change. For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material, we are able to avoid 65,100 tonnes of CO2 eq. emissions. It also reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared with the material from oil.
Aquafil decided more than 10 years ago to side with innovators and become a leader at the forefront of its field with facts and results, choosing every day to carry on a different business model. This push for more sustainability across the supply chain has resulted in stunning products, with more than 1,000 brands using ECONYL® in their designs.
For more information about ECONYL® regenerated nylon, please visit: https://www.econyl.com.
View ECONYL® article on the importance of sustainable materials: https://fashinnovation.nyc/fashion-forward-why-using-sustainable-materials-is-more-important-than-ever/
To sign up for the upcoming Fashinnovation virtual conference panel on September 10: https://fashinnovation.nyc/3rd-worldwide-talks-2020/.
Since 1965, Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of polyamide 6 (nylon 6). The Aquafil Group has a presence in seven countries on three continents, employing more than 2,900 staff at 16 plants located in Italy, Scotland, Slovenia, Croatia, the USA, Thailand and China. To learn more about the company, please visit www.aquafil.com.