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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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02 Jun 2016

DESIGN INSIDER – PRODUCT WATCH: ARTISTIC LIBERTIES BY MILLIKEN

Milliken takes Artistic Liberties with a bold new collection inspired by street art and the punk revival Artistic Liberties is a daring new collection from the Milliken in-house design team. It combines post-punk and street art influences with historic and classical references resulting in a liberation of clashing colours and twisted timelines. Artistic Liberties makes […]

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25 May 2016

Techniques-ingenieur – Econyl, des déchets transformés en nylon

ECONYL® présente une qualité similaire au nylon « vierge », entrant dans la fabrication des moquettes, des vêtements de sport, des maillots de bain… Ce fil affiche un cycle de vie circulaire « infini » et vise le zéro-déchet. Chaque objet à base d’Econyl peut être recyclé en fin de vie, de façon illimitée, sans perdre ses qualités d’origine, selon Aquafil. Grâce […]

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18 May 2016

GUARDIAN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS – Recycling nylon is good for the planet – so why don’t more companies do it?

US brands are increasingly turning to recycled nylon to make everything from outerwear to skateboards   Three years ago, David Stover, Ben Kneppers and Kevin Ahearn quit their jobs in finance and co-founded Bureo, a Los Angeles-based company that makes skateboards and sunglasses from recycled nylon. (…) Italian manufacturer Aquafil is also eating its own […]

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12 May 2016

GUARDIAN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS – Fish net bikinis & mushroom death suits – eco fashion in pictures

From selling clothes with a 30 year guarantee to touring Europe in a repair shop – these brands are advancing the circular economy within fashion by Hannah Gould You can see this article in pictures here.

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24 Apr 2016

FASHION REVOLUTION – Sienna Somers Asks Who Made My Swimsuit? Econyl Answers

I was working with the Fashion Revolution team yesterday at London College of Fashion. I really need a swimsuit for my upcoming Zoology research trip to the Bahamas and heard that AURIA swimsuits were for sale at the EMG Progressive Fashion Concept Store in Beak Street, Soho, just a few blocks away.  I found the perfect swimsuit!  As it’s […]

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19 Apr 2016

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Outerknown and Aquafil aim to raise awareness about ocean waste ahead of Earth Day

Outerknown, a menswear brand, founded by 11-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, and Aquafil, the leading producer of polyamide 6, are continuing their collaborative effort to produce sustainable apparel by utilizing a supply chain development process that is kinder to our planet and its inhabitants. Ahead of the Earth Day, which takes place on 22 […]

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12 Apr 2016

LIGHTING AND INTERIORS – Interface and Aquafil Collaborate to Design Industry First Carpet Concept

Global modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has today launched its new collection, Touch of Timber™, a hybrid textile floor which resembles timber. Co-developed with leading yarn supplier, Aquafil, the innovative product is a first for the carpet tile industry and showcases the benefits of advanced contrast and colour twist technologies, combined with Interface MicrotuftTM yarn construction. Developed […]

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08 Apr 2016

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Trending: Levi Strauss, MIT Partnerships Advancing Textile Innovations

As Levi’s VP of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Michael Kobori, said last year in a blog post, along with a long-standing partnership with Goodwill to divert clothing from landfill and take-back programs for apparel for recycling into everything from building insulation to cushioning material, Levi Strauss’ circular economy ambitions include establishing an infrastructure that supports closed-loop products — recycling your old Levi’s into new […]

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08 Apr 2016

TREEHUGGER – Your next pair of Levi’s could be made from old fishing nets

by Katherine Martinko Denim brand Levi Strauss & Co. has partnered with an Italian nylon manufacturer to use 100% regenerated nylon waste materials in men’s jeans. When it comes to ethics and environmental concerns, the iconic denim brand Levi Strauss & Co. has a pretty good reputation. From introducing water-recycling processes in Chinese factories to […]

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05 Apr 2016

ECOUTERRE – Levi’s is Making Jeans From Discarded Fishing Nets, Used Carpets

by Jasmin Malik Chua Levi’s and Aquafil, an Italian company that recycles waste materials into good-as-virgin nylon fiber, are making beautiful jeans together. First up: A version of Levi’s 522 men’s tapered pant composed of Econyl, a regenerated yarn derived from recovered fishing nets and used carpeting. The collaboration happily dovetails with Levi’s longstanding interest […]

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