The fishing and carpet industries may seem worlds apart, but one is feeding the other.

A New Zealand company is the first in Australasia to use nylon sourced from old fishing nets to make its carpet. The Italian product has a much lower carbon footprint than virgin nylon, and is helping save marine life.

New Zealand company Cavalier Bremworth is launching a carpet made from Econyl.

“It’s different, it’s new and also it’s the only – we believe – 100 percent sustainable fibre in the market, and we wanted to be part of it,” says chief executive Paul Alston.

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