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20 Sep 2016

MAGNIFECO – Material Matter: Clean, Regenerated Nylon

By Brittany Dibenedetto Nylon is loved for its soft feels, light weight manner and stretch. Unfortunatelly it is known as one of the most polluting textiles of the world with the relaese of hazardous chemicals during manufacturing and its inability to biodegrade. Meet ECONYL®, a clean, regenerated nylon that recycles some of the 640,000 tonnes […]

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19 Sep 2016

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Interview with Giulio Bonazzi, President of Aquafil

Aquafil is a leading carpet and textile manufacturing industry specialist that has been involved in the production of Nylon 6 for more than 40 years. In 2011 it launched the ECONYL Regeneration System, which gives waste a second life by regenerating it for use in carpets and clothing. At the helm is president Giulio Bonazzi, who is passionate […]

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19 Sep 2016

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Aquafil and Outerknow join forces to promote sustainability through art

Aquafil, a leading carpet and textile manufacturing industry specialist, and an Outerknown sustainable menswear brand, have announced their collaboration to promote an exhibition of photographs by artist Anne de Carbuccia titled One • One Planet One Future in an effort to draw attention to how human activities are affecting the environment today. Hosted by The Shrine Foundation […]

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04 Aug 2016

NEWSHUB – NZ company turns fishing nets into carpets

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 […]

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02 Aug 2016

GUARDIAN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS – Wooden surfboards to mushroom handplanes: the surf companies tackling ocean waste – gallery

by Tess Riley Ocean waste is a serious problem for companies emotionally and physically connected to the sea, said the founder of outdoor clothing company Finisterre in a recent Guardian debate, but that connection also gives them a strong incentive to find solutions. Here we profile some of the companies doing just that (…) Ghost fishing […]

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01 Aug 2016

CORE77 – The Econyl Regeneration System: Cleaning Up Other Industries’ Lack of Product Lifecycle Management Planning

It might not occur to you that a deep-sea fishing trawler can simply dump their old, worn-out fishnets over the side. After all, no one is watching them out there. And as those nets sink, they can continue to trap ocean life and stay on the ocean floor for centuries, needlessly ensnaring even more fish. […]

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26 Jul 2016

AMNA.GR – ‘Healthy Seas Fashion Project’ at CretAquarium in Crete until September

A very different sort of fashion show, featuring clothes made with fabric from ‘ghost’ fishing nets reclaimed from the sea, will be on show until September this year at the CRETAquarium in Crete, one of the biggest and most modern aquariums in Europe. This is the second stop for the “Healthy Seas Fashion Project” organised […]

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08 Jul 2016

Carvico and Jersey Lomellina attend Interfiliere in Lyon to promote the sustainable approach to swimwear with ECONYL® yarn

Lyon, 8 July 2016 – Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, world-leading textile companies in the swimwear, sportswear and underwear sectors, are attending Interfiliere, the industry’s flagship international fair, from 9 to 11 July. With their eye-catching, visionary stand, the two firms are aiming to raise awareness in the sport and fashion swimwear worlds about an environmentally […]

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07 Jul 2016

CALIFORNIA APPAREL NEWS – Koru: Kiwi-Inspired

By Alison A. Nieder Koru Swimwear is based in Florida but inspired by New Zealand. Founder Julie Stine drew on her New Zealander heritage when she named her swimwear collection for the Maori word for “spiral,” which symbolizes new life, hope, spiritual growth, purity and peace. The eco-friendly swim collection is made from Econyl, a 100 percent regenerated […]

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01 Jul 2016

SPORTELUXE – Why Designers Are Hitting The Bottle (Plastic, That Is)

In an effort to reduce waste, some eco-conscious brands have turned to sustainable fabrics and practices to produce super chic pieces. By Andy Kovszun – July 1, 2016 I don’t know about you, but when I’m walking along the beach, I’d rather have sand between my toes than straws and bottle caps. Nowadays it seems like there’s […]

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30 Jun 2016

DCTUK – Waste Positive with ECONYL®

by Steph / 30 June 2016 This morning I was carrying out my habitual scroll through the Twitter feed as I was waiting for the kettle to boil and happened to notice the #techforgood hashtag trend. This got me thinking about the innovative ECONYL® Regeneration process lots of our carpet tiles have gone through and […]

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29 Jun 2016

TEXTILE NETWORK – Combatting plastic waste in the sea

From  Iris Schlomski The Econyl Project has been committed to the eradication of plastic waste. Econyl can produce yarn for more than 10,000 square metres of fitted carpet. In 2010, the USA and the EU produced almost 15 million tonnes of textile waste. What for some is regarded as waste is seen by others as […]

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