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 in promoting a “circular economy,” a tack that grows ever more vital on our resource-strapped planet.