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 our signature Evolution Shirt Jacket, Evolution Reversible Puffer, and Pocket Evolution Trunks to name a few. In collaboration with the legendary watchmakers at Breitling, we recently designed an ultra-durable NATO watch strap made with ECONYL® yarn. And our customers will see a familiar thread in future men’s and women’s (set to launch in spring) collections.
“Our mission is to make every decision with the highest regard for People and Planet, and our work with ECONYL® is the embodiment of this. We’ve celebrated the fishing nets that go into ECONYL® because ocean health is at our core. But carpeting is also a major input and it’s time we draw attention to what’s right under our feet.”John Moore, Outerknown Creative Director