INNOVATORS MAGAZINE – Circular wear from fishing nets

LONDON – The fashion and textile industries are big polluters. In the US alone, 85% of apparel ends up in landfill. To change course brands are increasingly turning to solutions thrown up by the circular economy. Napapijri is one of them. Infinity, its new jacket made from ECONYL® 100% recycled material: old fishing nets and […]

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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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VOGUE – Take A Closer Look At Prada’s Efforts To Boost Its Green Credentials

By Lauren Rearick American youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman travelled to Slovenia to see old fishing nets and carpets being turned into nylon for use in Prada’s iconic bags Prada announced in June that by 2021 the brand would use only recycled nylon in its products, and in a new video, viewers are guided through […]

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INTERIORS+SOURCES – Materiality’s Impact on People and Places Has Never Been Greater

by Robert Nieminen Designers have an ongoing interest in materiality not only because it pertains to certain physical properties of building materials and finishes, but also because of its intangible value. The relevance of materiality in interiors in terms of its impact on a space and its occupants is perhaps more important than ever. (…) […]

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VOGUE – Vogue’s Own Renaissance Man, Hamish Bowles, Shares the Backstory of This Year’s Green Carpet Fashion Awards

by Laird Borelli-Persson Even among the splendor of the cloister-style garden created in the Piazza della Scala for the 2019 Green Carpet Fashion Awards, which celebrates the people and organizations steering fashion in a more sustainable direction, there was no missing Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s own multitasking Renaissance man and the creative director of the event. […]

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HOROLOGII – New Breitling Avenger watches, Superocean Outerknown, Outerknown Nato and Aviator 8 Mosquito Released.

We already know that Breitling never does anything in halves, having become renowned for their exceptional chronometer certified in-house manufacture movements and breathtaking aviation inspired designs. Their resolution for perfection and prowess was further cemented again yesterday when they announced the release of not one but three breathtaking collections of new Breitling watches. These stunning […]

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DL MAGAZINE – Breitling Superocean Automatic 44 Outerknown with ECONYL Yarn Nato Strap

By Radhika Seth The oceans are abundant! Abundant with animal life, plant life and the garbage that we humans are pouring into its waters. The sad truth is that we are choking our sea creatures with the rubbish that we leave behind. In an attempt to do something about this, we have Breitling partnering with […]

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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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WWD – Sustainable Econyl Fibers Comprised ‘Green Carpet’ at Fashion Awards

by Tracey Greenstein Aquafil Group provided a 2,000-square-meter “green carpet” for the third annual Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan. Think of it as a different kind of magic carpet. Italian synthetic fibers and polymer firm Aquafil Group provided a 2,000-square-meter “green carpet” for the third annual Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, made of […]

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ENVIROMENTAL LEADER – Fashion Seeks Sustainability Certification to Differentiate from Competitors

By Jennifer Hermes Fashion brands are increasingly turning to sustainability certifications to prove to their customers that they are truly environmentally responsible. Validation, from independent organizations, that a brand has met established environmental standards can tip the balance in a brand’s favor. (…) Australian swimwear company Zoggs is another seeking a competitive advantage while chasing […]

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INTERIORS AND SOURCES – How ECONYL Nylon Reduces Carpet Impact and Waste

By Valerie Dennis Craven Looking to create a more positive impact and footprint on the world, Aquafil CEO and chairman Giulio Bonazzi wanted to transform the company his parents founded in 1956 into a circular business model. His team studied how to create a sustainable ingredient with a smaller environmental impact, and in 2011, following […]

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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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