08 Jan 2020

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by Cecile Corral

Partners with Econyl for new line of Nepalese rugs


Kathmandu, Nepal – Sarawagi is doing its part to help “overcome exceptionally fast cycles of modern consumers.”

The innovative hand-knotted Nepalese rug company has partnered with regenerated nylon brand Econyl to design a new collection made from recycled waste.

Created by Italian firm Aquafil – which operates its Aquafil USA division in Georgia – Econyl is made of recycled synthetic waste. This includes fishnets found discarded in the ocean as well as fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic – all of which is collected and repurposed into a new nylon yarn that the company claims “is exactly the same quality as virgin nylon.”

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