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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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02 Nov 2016

BUSINESS GREEN – Volcom plunges into sustainable swimwear partnership with Aquafil

Following tie-up last year with Speedo, Italian materials manufacturer Aquafil announces new closed-loop swimwear collaboration with Volcom US lifestyle brand Volcom will enter the swimwear market for the first time next year with a new range of sustainable bathing suits created in collaboration with Italian materials manufacturer Aquafil. The Simply Solid Spring 2017 women’s swimwear […]

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01 Nov 2016

Volcom and Aquafil Make It Easier for Consumers to Choose Sustainable Apparel

The brand’s first ocean-friendly collection diverts waste by adopting a more circular approach Trento, Italy – November 1, 2016 – In partnership with Aquafil, Volcom announced the Simply Solid Spring 2017 collection. This women’s collection is the brand’s first-ever swimwear collection composed of 78 percent ECONYL® fiber. The partnership with Aquafil represents Volcom’s long-standing respect and love for the world’s oceans. […]

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01 Nov 2016

VOGUE – Georgia May Jagger on Learning to Surf, Beach Style, and Volcom’s New Sustainable Swim Line

NOVEMBER 1, 2016 8:00 AMby STEFF YOTKA Georgia May Jagger might be the quintessential British cool girl, but her style isn’t solely restricted to modish dresses and Chelsea boots. As a newly appointed ambassador for Volcom, the model has found herself incorporating ski, skate, and surf apparel into her everyday wardrobe. And with the brand’s launch of Simply […]

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01 Nov 2016

MAGNIFECO – Volcom Collaborates with Aquafil for Spring Collection

Aquafil, the leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, has just announced a partnership with the apparel company Volcom. The collaboration began in early 2016 after Volcom discovered Aquafil’s previous work, using their ECONYL fiber, with Speedo USA and Kelly Slater’s Outerknown. ECONYL ® is a clean, regenerated nylon that recycles some of the 640,000 tons of abandoned fishing nets left […]

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