THE RUGGIST – Handknotted Nylon? | Part Three

by Michael Christie, The Ruggist The impetus behind the making of a handknotted carpet from ECONYL® regenerated nylon. To have a frank discussion about the role of plastics – including nylon – in our daily lives is to wade into precarious territory full of contradiction and often devoid of good faith dialog. On one extreme […]

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THE RUGGIST – Handknotted Nylon? | Part Two

by Michael Christie, The Ruggist What happens when the intrinsic appeal of handknotted carpets intersects with the technology of today? Humanity does not, and likely will not ever know precisely when weaving and knotting of handknotted carpets first started. Certainly Persia played a role, as have other regions of the world, including of course Tibet. […]

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Aquafil’s regenerated nylon material – ECONYL® contributes to LEED v4 credits

ECONYL® Offers Architects and Designers High Performing, Customizable and Sustainable Materials ATLANTA, September 12, 2019 — Aquafil, a leading company in the circular economy, announced that ECONYL® regenerated nylon contributes to LEED v4 points in four main categories. LEED v4 is the most current version of the LEED green building rating system established by the […]

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THE RUGGIST – Handknotted Nylon? | Part One

by Michael Christie, The Ruggist A collaborative project exploring the novel use of regenerated ECONYL® brand nylon in a handknotted carpet. There are many words across the spectrum of languages which are used to describe serendipity, chance, fate, karma. So often in examining the past successes of others, it seems as though these confluences of […]

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Aquafil participated in its second CFDA Awards with a fresh, custom designed, sustainable ‘green carpet’ made with ECONYL®

NEW YORK, June 4, 2019 — Aquafil, a leading company in the circular economy, created a custom-design green carpet for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The stunning 11,600 square foot carpet, made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon, is the latest in a series of green carpets developed by Aquafil […]

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Aquafil and Ege Carpets Partner with Chopard to Turn Pink Carpet ‘Green’ During Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, France, May 20, 2019 — Aquafil, creator of ECONYL® regenerated nylon alongside Europe’s leading carpet producer Ege Carpets have developed a sustainable bespoke carpet for LOVE party – the annual soiree hosted by luxury jewellery house Chopard during the Cannes Film Festival. The carpet, made for the most part from ECONYL®, showcases sustainable design […]

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ECONYL®-made furniture among the finalists of the RO Plastic Prize Competition at Rossana Orlandi Gallery during the Milan Design Week

Milan, Italy, April 23, 2019 –  Aquafil chairman and chief executive officer, Giulio Bonazzi was a featured panelist at Rossana Orlandi’s worldwide design competition during the 2019 Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy last Wednesday, April 10. Four pieces were presented at the Rosanna Orlandi Gallery for the competition that used ECONYL® as a key material […]

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