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09 Jan 2019

OUTERKNOWN – Industry change is underfoot: turning carpeting in clothing

By Outerknown Journey Aquafil has been a partner since day one and we’ve told you plenty about their fishing net recycling program along the way. This time, we’re turning the spotlight on a lesser-known building block of our clothing. . . carpeting! (…) Since our very first collection, we’ve sourced low-impact, regenerated ECONYL® nylon yarn to make […]

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19 Dec 2018

WWD – Fashion Forward: Fabrics of the Future

By Tracey Greenstein Ten steps closer to tech-forward, sustainable, traceable apparel. Fashion’s future is getting brighter. And as consumers become even more conscious about the clothing they wear, brands, designers and engineers alike are responding by creating new and emerging technologies that can meet — or exceed — shoppers’ greater expectations. (…) Regenerated nylon material […]

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15 Dec 2018

ECO-LUXURY: CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER

By Amira Arasteh Neubau eyewear is an independent label from Austria. The brand’s name pays trib­ute to inter­na­tion­al cre­ative hubs such as Vienna’s Neubau dis­trict. From pack­ag­ing to in-store customer experience, the brand’s commitment to sustainability is at the core of everything. The products are made with nat­u­ralPX, a high­ly devel­oped, eco-friend­ly mate­r­i­al used to […]

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11 Dec 2018

BAY STREET BULL – For the fashion industry, going green is the new black

By Truc Nguyen The fashion industry has a major sustainability problem. Fortunately, things are starting to change thanks to some major innovations in textile development. It can take 2,650 litres of water to make a single cotton t-shirt, and the global textile industry produces an astounding 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. At […]

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23 Nov 2018

THE GUARDIAN – Trawling for trash: the brands turning plastic pollution into fashion

By Scarlett Conlon Stella McCartney, Gucci and Adidas among companies inspired by ‘Blue Planet effect’ Fishing nets and discarded plastic are finding their way into wardrobes around the world thanks to a rise in the number of fashion designers using materials made from recycled ocean waste. Brands including Gucci, Stella McCartney and Adidas are increasingly […]

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22 Nov 2018

VOGUE – 10 trends we were obsessed with in 2018

By Lilith Hardie Lupica How your shopping habits dictated the biggest trends of the year. Trends, trends, trends: we’re all obsessed with what everyone is wearing now and next. So when Lyst pulled together 2018’s top 10 trends that mattered, we couldn’t help but put it all together and give you a summary of the […]

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05 Nov 2018

WWD – Field Notes: Fashion’s Making Waves

Editor’s note: WWD Field Notes is a column featuring the latest technology, B2B and business solution news BY TRACEY GREENSTEIN Plastic has a bad rap. And for brands and retailers responding to consumer-led demand for sustainability, solutions centered on the removal and recycling of ocean plastic pollution for fashion products has risen to the surface. (…) Also on the oceanic […]

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28 Oct 2018

EURONEWS – These fashion brands give new life to ghost fishing nets

By Euronews Ghost fishing nets, which are lost and left in the ocean, make up 10 per cent of plastic waste in the sea and these nets take about 600 years to decompose. Aquafil, one of the main producers of nylon 6 in Italy and the world, collaborates with Healthy Seas and Ghost Fishing to […]

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24 Oct 2018

HUFFPOST – This Is The Deadly Ocean Plastic Pollution You Never Hear About

By Lucy Siegle It kills millions of marine animals each year. While cities and businesses across the country move to cut down on ocean pollution by banning plastic straws, there’s an even bigger plastic crisis devastating marine ecosystems ― and most of us aren’t aware of it. Each year, millions of tons of plastics end […]

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24 Oct 2018

GLOBAL CITIZEN – This Is the Deadly Ocean Plastic We Should Be Paying Attention To

By Erica Sanchez and Sophie Maes Straws make up less than 1% of the ocean’s plastic waste; fishing nets and gear account for 10%. Cities and businesses are taking steps to cut back on plastic straws and other single-use plastics, but a lesser-known source of ocean plastic pollution, lost, and abandoned fishing gear, is causing […]

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23 Oct 2018

WATCH PRO – Breitling burnishes its green credentials by making Superocean watch straps out of discarded fishing nets

By Rob Corder Breitling used this week’s summit in London to add an environmentally-friendly timepiece to its Superocean Héritage family. The Héritage II Chronograph 44 was developed in partnership with Outerknown, a company that makes nylon fiber out of fishing nets that have been abandoned at sea. (…) “We are happy to have this chance […]

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22 Oct 2018

GEEK.COM – These Cool Eco-Brands Are Reimagining How We Get Dressed

By Genevieve Scarano Sustainability isn’t just about the environment anymore. While climate change concerns continue to mount, designers are reimagining accessories, clothes, and footwear for a more circular future. Recycled ocean plastic, old truck tarps, and denim scraps are product materials that might help reduce our carbon footprint within the next decade. (…) What if […]

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