THE RUGGIST – Handknotted Nylon Part 4 of 5

Weaving and finishing now complete, ‘Nylon Engulfed’ sparks interest in novel carpetry fibres. by Michael Christie. Originally published on The Ruggist. On 10 November 2019 Peter Goudeseune and Sergey Burattin of Aquafil, makers of ECONYL® nylon, Shally Sarawagi of Sarawagi Rugs, and I traveled to the north-east outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal in order to ceremoniously […]

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ROBB REPORT – Recycled Nylon and Armor-Like Leather: How New Fabrics Are Shaping the Future of Fashion

by John Ortved Breakthroughs in development and manufacturing are leading to the creation of revolutionary fabrics with properties like you’ve never seen before. During their famous 1953 ascent of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay relied on a familiar material to keep the deadly elements at bay: nylon. Hillary, drawing inspiration from military […]

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HOME TEXTILE TODAY – Pottery Barn Teen, Aquafil partner for a new sustainable rug

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 […]

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ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST – A Design Lover’s Guide to Sustainable Travel in 2020

By Darrell Hartman From hotels, resorts, and accessories to airlines and cruises, better design is making a world of difference for travelers The act of traveling right now oozes ecological contradiction. A trip typically consumes more precious resources than staying at home does, but can also remind a traveler of what makes the planet worth […]

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Pottery Barn Teen partners with Aquafil to create sustainable rugs made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon

Cartersville, Georgia, December 18, 2019 — Pottery Barn Teen has partnered with Aquafil to create a rug for Spring 2020, called the Watercolor Dots Rug. Pottery Barn Teen substituted virgin nylon with ECONYL® yarn for its sustainable and regenerative qualities. ECONYL® is made from waste that would otherwise pollute the world’s landfills and oceans — […]

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BUILDING AND DECOR – Circular resource approach for sustainable carpeting

Danish flooring producer, Ege Carpets, recently won the first Circularity City Product Award for its ReForm Collection, thereby cementing its position as a leader in sustainable carpet manufacturing. At the German construction industry trade fair, NordBAU in Neumünster, where the new awards were launched, Ege’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager, Dorthe Aaboe Kallestrup, demonstrated how […]

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REFINERY 29 – Tights Are The Plastic Straws Of Fashion – Here Are 6 Sustainable Options

By Lauren Bravo Of the many milestones that mark our transition to autumn — the first brown leaves, the first crumble, the first “Shall we turn the heat on?” — there is perhaps none as significant as the first time you give in and pull on a pair of black opaque tights in the morning. […]

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