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01 Feb 2017

SWIMSWAM – ADIDAS X PARLEY: UPCYCLING OCEAN WASTE INTO PERFORMANCE SWIMWEAR

adidas unveils SS17 Parley swim range made from Parley Ocean Plastic and featuring up-cycled ocean plastic made from used fishing nets and debris intercepted in coastal areas and converted into technical yarn fibres such as Econyl®, a recycled Polyamide yarn. adidas has today unveiled its SS17 Parley swim range made from Parley Ocean Plastic and featuring […]

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31 Jan 2017

SWIMMING WORLD – adidas Swim Unveils SS17 Parley For The Oceans

adidas has unveiled its SS17 Parley swim range made from Parley Ocean Plastic and featuring up-cycled ocean plastic made from used fishing nets and debris intercepted in coastal areas and converted into technical yarn fibres such as Econyl®, a recycled Polyamide yarn. Econyl® regenerated materials offer the same high quality and performance as the material […]

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26 Jan 2017

EURONEWS – Sustainable and hi-tech fashion at Berlin’s Green and Ethical Fashion Show

Off the shoulder dresses, flower prints in varying colours. No it is not the normal fashion show. It is The Green and Ethical fashion show held during Berlin fashion week. It was started six years ago and this year a record 179 brands were taking part. German stocking label Kunert is showing a new line […]

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10 Jan 2017

ETHICAL CORPORATION – Dell, Horsehead Corporation and Aquafil on seven top tips for developing a circular economy

We outline the toolkit to a circular approach for your business, to spur innovation and sustainability, whilst decoupling growth and material use In the current economic climate, a circular economy is essential to achieving business growth whilst minimising environmental pressure. Companies across the globe, both big and small, are looking towards building a circular economy […]

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26 Dec 2016

LUXURY NETWORK – ECO-LUXURY YACHTING: 4 COMPANIES WHO TREAT OUR OCEANS RIGHT

My husband’s grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, sailed the seas in the iconic Calypso for decades.  She was a refurbished mine sweeper made famous by her legendary exploits exploring the oceans of the world.  But, like all boats similar to her, she had an insatiable appetite for fuel.  Jacques always saw her dependence on diesel as a major burden […]

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21 Nov 2016

PRESS RELEASE – Aquafil finds growing popularity among apparel brands

A diverse array of apparel brands are choosing ECONYL® Trento, Italy – October 21, 2016 – Aquafil has been a leading producer of Nylon 6 for more than 40 years, but it was not until the company launched its ECONYL® Regeneration System in 2011 that it proved nylon’s incredible capacity for regeneration. Since then, major […]

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21 Nov 2016

OBSERVER – Gucci Nails Yet Another Trend: Sustainability

Proving that flashy fashion pairs well with eco-friendly fabrics By Dena Silver • 11/21/16 9:55am Abandoned fishing nets, waste from production and the fluff of carpeting are set to be used in forthcoming collections from Gucci. This isn’t just another artistic expression from creative director Alessandro Michele, but rather an attempt for the brand to further its sustainable footprint. Those […]

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10 Nov 2016

TAKE PART – Adidas and Volcom Make Fashion Statement out of Ocean Plastic Trash

Brands are recycling waste to develop the latest styles in shoes and swimwear. The deluge of plastic polluting the world’s oceans is owing in part to the resiliency of the moldable, nearly indestructible materials used to create it. Water bottles, grocery bags, and nylon fishing nets persist far longer than we use them, and when they’re […]

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09 Nov 2016

TREEHUGGER – Volcom’s beautiful new swimsuits are made from recycled fishing nets

The sporty fashion retailer has made an impressive effort to repurpose ocean waste into swimwear that people will want to buy. Volcom has launched a new line of swimwear made from recycled fishing nets. It is a fascinating and admirable attempt to rescue some of the waste floating in our oceans and put it to […]

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04 Nov 2016

EJINSIGHT – Recycling jeans from ocean debris is possible

The shores of tourist resort Lake Garda may seem like an unlikely place to make nylon. But it’s here that an Italian company, Aquafil, discovered a way to take discarded carpeting, clothing and fishing nets and turn them into a recycled nylon fiber called EcoNyl. Now companies including Adidas, Speedo and Desso are using the […]

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03 Nov 2016

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Volcom presents its first ocean-friendly swimwear collection

In partnership with Aquafil, a leading yarn producer, the apparel manufacturer Volcom has announced the Simply Solid Spring 2017 women’s collection. This collection is the brand’s first-ever swimwear collection composed of 78% ECONYL fibre. According to the company, the partnership with Aquafil represents Volcom’s long-standing respect and love for the world’s oceans. “ECONYL fibre allowed us to create a […]

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03 Nov 2016

ECOTEXTILE – Yoga brand launches ECONYL® sports line

ARIZONA – US sustainable lifestyle brand, Yoga Democracy, which launched in 2015 with the goal of creating a line of yoga wear produced only from recycled fibres, is to add a new recycled nylon line which is made from discarded fishing nets. The new product line-up will include leggings, sports tops and shorts produced using […]

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