Aquafil and Ege Carpets Partner with Chopard to Turn Pink Carpet ‘Green’ During Cannes Film Festival
Cannes, France, May 20, 2019 — Aquafil, creator of ECONYL® regenerated nylon alongside Europe’s leading carpet producer Ege Carpets have developed a sustainable bespoke carpet for LOVE party – the annual soiree hosted by luxury jewellery house Chopard during the Cannes Film Festival.
The carpet, made for the most part from ECONYL®, showcases sustainable design at this high-profile event. Previously, Aquafil developed recycled carpet for events including the CFDA Awards and Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia.
“We are honored to be collaborating with Chopard this year for their annual LOVE party. The LOVE party is one of the stand out red carpet moments at Cannes Film Festival and with Chopard, we are excited to see all aspects of sustainable design, from the jewelry to the carpet, at the centre of this year’s festival” said Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Aquafil.
After the event, the Chopard carpet will be reused before being recycled. The worn part will be regenerated and the rest repurposed, ensuring the ECONYL® adventure continues.
ECONYL® is a brand of regenerated nylon that is made from recycled waste instead of oil and is also regenerable an infinite number of times without any compromise in quality. ECONYL® yarn helps divert global waste streams from landfills and oceans such as fishnets, carpet and industrial plastic. Designers use ECONYL® to produce a wide range of textile products such as sportswear, swimwear, bags, eyewear and carpets. For more information, visit https://www.econyl.com or @ECONYL.
About Ege Carpets
Since 1938 the Danish Company, Ege Carpets, has been the biggest producer of textile flooring in Denmark, today it is the European leader. Ege Carpets pays strong attention to the environment, for this reason, it uses the Cradle to Cradle approach which consists in preserving and valuing the different ecosystems and the biological nature cycles maintaining its own industrial production cycles.
Ege Carpets is always looking for cutting-edge solutions that aim at satisfying the wide range of world consumer demands maintaining high-quality standard and design with a production system that works in full respect to the environment.
Ege Carpets offer a number of design expressions, from classic to art déco and to modern style, some of them realized in collaboration with some of the most important architects, designers, and artists from all over the world.
Ege Carpets manufactures textile floorings on the basis of the very high-quality standards certified by ISO9001, in accordance to EN1307, ISO14001 and LEED that aim at constantly obtaining the maximum performance levels from products in full respect to the environment.