Aquafil, the leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, has just announced a partnership with the apparel company Volcom. The collaboration began in early 2016 after Volcom discovered Aquafil’s previous work, using their ECONYL fiber, with Speedo USA and Kelly Slater’s Outerknown. ECONYL ® is a clean, regenerated nylon that recycles some of the 640,000 tons of abandoned fishing nets left in our oceans. The unmatched sustainable material of such high-quality quickly caught Volcom’s attention. This material gives Volcom’s new swim collection a deeper meaning; using recovered fishing nets allows for the company to make a greater connection with the surf culture.