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.”