In September, at the third annual Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia, fiber producer Aquafil provided a design showstopper—a sustainable carpet made with Econyl regenerated nylon that is created from discarded fishing nets and other nylon waste. Covering Milan’s Piazza della Scala, the green carpet spanned more than 21,000 square feet and welcomed celebrity guests including Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, fashion designer Stella McCartney, actor Colin Firth and actress Sophia Loren.

The event celebrated fashion houses’ commitment to sustainability as they work to embrace rapid change while preserving the heritage and authenticity of small-scale producers. As in previous years, the Econyl carpet was produced in collaboration with the Danish Company, European manufacturer Ege Carpets, and for the second year, designed by Vogue Editor Hamish Bowles.

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