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14 Feb 2018

Huffington Post – H&M’s Conscious Collection Includes A £299 Wedding Dress Made From Fishing Nets

The range is made out of recycled ocean waste and candlesticks. By Sophie Gallagher Rubbish collected from polluted oceans might not be at the top of your wish list of things you’d want to wear, but H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive collection is made from exactly that. Featuring items made from fishing nets and other nylon waste found […]

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14 Feb 2018

REFINERY29 – H&M’s Conscious Collection Features New Sustainable Materials

CHANNING HARGROVE H&M is continuing its mission to deliver higher-end, eco-minded items you’ll actually want to put on your body. Each season, with its Conscious Exclusive collection, the retailer strives to push the boundaries of what we expect from sustainable fabrics. (…) This time around, H&M really wants you to look and feel like a […]

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07 Feb 2018

FURNITURE TODAY – Delos, Aquafil partner to launch ECONYL® nylon

New fiber program to span 143 color options by Cecile Corral CALHOUN, Ga. — Area rug manufacturer and importer Delos has joined forces with Nylon 6 manufacturer Aquafil to add two new fibers to its assortment. The partnership calls for Delos to add the “ECONYL® StayClean” nylon — a 100% recycled fiber containing at least 50% postconsumer […]

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05 Feb 2018

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – Trending: Transition Towards New Textiles Economy

A new textiles economy is on the horizon as innovative textile and chemical firms develop new chemical- and petroleum-free processes to produce fabrics and materials. (…) Meanwhile, Italian textile firm Aquafil has agreed to a multi-year partnership with bioengineering company Genomatica to develop sustainable caprolactam, a key ingredient used in producing Aquaful’s signature 100 percent sustainable nylon. (…) “As proven […]

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04 Jan 2018

Sustainable Brands – Trending: Circular Sportswear Is Next on Sustainable Fashion’s Checklist

Circular design principles continue to infiltrate the fashion industry as fast fashion giants and emerging labels alike turn their attention to sustainable activewear. Despite recent criticism over its decision to send its discarded clothing to Swedish incinerators, H&M continues to stride forward on its mission to accelerate the circular fashion movement. (…) Meanwhile, Helen Newcombe, founder of Britain-based Davy J, […]

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11 Dec 2017

SwimSwam – ADIDAS X PARLEY UNVEIL LATEST SWIM COLLECTION WITH CORALIE BALMY

adidas,  leader in innovative and sustainable swim apparel, today announces the latest collection under the adidas x Parley partnership, told through former 200 m freestyle (short course) World Record holder and Ecologist, Coralie Balmy. (…) As with previous collections, ECONYL® is the fundamental material used to create swimwear in this collection. (…) Read more

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27 Nov 2017

WWD – Stella McCartney Honored for Innovation at the Fashion Awards in London

The designer will be the first recipient of the Special Recognition Award for Innovation By Natalie Theodosi STELLA’S MOMENT: The British Fashion Council will honor Stella McCartney’s commitment to championing sustainability and animal rights at this year’s Fashion Awards. McCartney will be the first recipient of the Special Recognition Award for Innovation, a new accolade […]

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12 Nov 2017

The New York Times – Fashion’s Interest in Alternative Fabrics Keeps Growing

By ASTRID WENDLANDT High-end fashion and sportswear brands are taking a growing interest in recycled and alternative fabrics made from unusual materials like mushrooms, oranges and even proteins inspired by spider-web DNA — but not just out of concern for the environment. They are recognizing that these cool materials of tomorrow could be something people […]

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30 Oct 2017

MOTOR1.COM – Volvo V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race Fights Marine Pollution

Abandoned fishing nets will be used to make the 100% nylon carpet inlays. The Geely-owned premium automaker has found just the right way to celebrate the start of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race by preparing an eco-friendly special edition of its V90 Cross Country rugged wagon. In a bid to fight marine pollution, the stylish hauler created […]

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18 Oct 2017

Fast Company – Stella McCartney Is Weaving A New Way Forward

The designer has always eschewed leather, fur, and feathers in her collections. Now she is going even further. Will luxury fashion follow? BY MARY KAYE SCHILLING Consider your favorite T-shirt. Maybe it’s soft and worn, or fitted and new, or a recent pickup from a Kanye West or Taylor Swift tour. Whatever the style, chances […]

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17 Oct 2017

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – How Companies ‘Seeing Goldmines in Landfills’ Are Refashioning Textiles

by Jasmin Malik Chua Want to subvert the traditional apparel supply chain? You must possess a “little bit of craziness,” according to Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and president of Aquafil, an Italian company that transforms abandoned fishing nets and castoff bits of carpet into good-as-new nylon fibers. Speaking on a panel at the Textile Sustainability Conference in Washington, D.C., last week, […]

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09 Oct 2017

Aquafil Invests $10M in Enhanced Waste Regeneration Plant in U.S.

Aquafil opens a new carpet recycling facility to help a wasteful industry go circular Trento, Italy, 11 September, 2017 –– Aquafil will open its first U.S. carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, AZ, offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling (ACR) #1 will recycle the Nylon 6 waste from carpets […]

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