Where most of us see ocean debris, Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Aquafil Group, sees opportunity. This mentality and concern for the health of our oceans have helped unleash innovation in sustainable fashion.
Aquafil is making fibers with 100 percent recycled waste from fisheries and the carpeting sector. And it’s going to good (creative) use — Adidas recently announced an agreement with Aquafil to use their 100 percent regenerated Econyl fiber in the Parley Hero swimwear. A swimsuit made from recycled fishing nets and carpeting fluff might sound unappealing, but the end result is quite striking.