24 Dec 2019

HOME TEXTILE TODAY – Pottery Barn Teen, Aquafil partner for a new sustainable rug

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by Cecile Corral

Watercolor Dots made of Econyl regenerated nylon


Cartersville, Ga. – A new area rug from Pottery Barn Teen can trace its origins back to discarded fishnets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring, and industrial plastic.

The Williams-Sonoma Inc. nameplate has partnered with Aquafil to create the Watercolor Dots rug as part of its Spring 2020 collection. The rug substitutes virgin nylon with Econyl, a brand of regenerated nylon made from waste gathered in the ocean and other bodies of water.

Aquafil claims Econyl “reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared with material generated from oil. The sustainable yarn maintains the same purity and strength characteristics of nylon coming from fossil material.”

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