07 Jul 2016


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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28 Jun 2016


By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Unlike say, dress hemlines or coat shapes, swimwear doesn’t change styles every season – or even every year – meaning whatever you buy for this year’s holiday should last for years to come. But at the same time, just as with other items in your wardrobe, you want your bathing suit […]

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23 Jun 2016

CEO Magazine – Giulio Bonazzi, CEO & Chairman of Aquafil S.p.A

Giulio Bonazzi believes that a commitment to R&D has allowed Aquafil to become a leading player in the global carpet and textile manufacture sector. Aquafil was founded in 1969 when its first production facility for polymerisation and manufacturing of Nylon 6 fibres was established in Arco, Italy. Since then it has grown significantly, opening up […]

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22 Jun 2016

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Avery Dennison, Outerknown Partner to Make Care Tags From Fishnets

by Mike Hower When Stan Avery founded Avery Dennison in 1935, he set out to create a values-based business admired as much for its ethics and integrity as for its innovation. Eight decades later, the company still strives to adhere to its value-based mandate and is working to ensure that its employees and business partners know, understand and live up […]

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22 Jun 2016

THE GUARDIAN – From 100% recycled steel to eco-nylon, meet Slovenia’s circular changemakers

Circular economy entrepreneurship in Slovenia is growing apace. Discover three businesses leading the way By Ladeja Godina Košir – initiator and co-founder of Circular Change Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, holds the coveted title of European Green Capital 2016, so this year it’s hosting many activities promoting sustainable development. More than 650 investment projects, both large and small, […]

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20 Jun 2016

RIBAJ – Essentials – the essence of timeless design

Desso launches its new carpet tile collection Essentials, based on timeless, uncluttered design using modern twill and diagonal lines Desso, a Tarkett company, is introducing Essentials, a new addition to the Carpetecture collection celebrating iconic, pared back design. In a world of infinite choice and variety, the collection presents a ‘less is more’ solution, paying homage to the […]

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14 Jun 2016

UMWELTDIALOGUE – Darum lohnt sich Umweltengagement für Designer und Architekten

Wenn es um die Bösewichte der Umweltbelastung geht, sind es meist nicht Gebäude, die zuerst angeprangert werden. Wohn- und Arbeitsbauten sind jedoch für einen großen Teil der globalen Treibhausgas-Emissionen verantwortlich. Der Blick auf aktuelle Prognosen für das Wachstum der Weltbevölkerung macht zudem deutlich, dass der Architektur und Inneneinrichtung im Bausektor künftig eine entscheidende Bedeutung zukommt, […]

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08 Jun 2016

GUARDIAN – From trash to cash: the entrepreneurs who waste no opportunity

Meet the small businesses that rely on rubbish – trading unwanted apples in exchange for cider, or turning fishing nets into swimming costumes The small businesses using rubbish as a revenue stream aren’t always on the lookout for waste. For Simon Wright, founder of independent drinks company Hawkes, the rubbish found him. (…) Women’s swimwear brand Auria is […]

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03 Jun 2016

CONTRACT DESIGN – Milliken: Whale Song

The highly textured, loop- and tip-sheared designs of the Whale Song collection of modular carpets interpret sound patterns created by whale communications. (…) The collection is made of ECONYL yarns, which are created from abandoned fishing nets and other nylon waste … read more…

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