FASHION UNITED – Global textile company Aquafil transforms Italian fishing nets into catwalk collections

By How Hughes

Italy – Volunteer divers have collected more than 4 tonnes (4000 kg) of fishing nets and other objects from the waters off the coast of the Aeolian Islands, Italy, which will be sent to a recycling factory in Slovenia and transformed into sustainable textiles for fashion houses across the globe.


Sustainable textile manufacturer Aquafil will clean and process the nets, before combining them with other nylon waste materials and turning them into Econyl regenerated nylon, a recyclable material that has been used by labels such as Gucci, Richard Malone and Adidas.


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