Last week we launched our first crowdfunding campaign, targeting the Netherlands and Belgium. With this campaign we aim to crowdfund 15.000 euros in 60 days via donations. The goal is to clean the North Sea from as many fishing nets as possible, but at least 10 tons. People who donate receive a unique reward, which […]Read More
Sharing a passion for Healthy Seas and sustainable products
The Healthy Seas initiative is the brainchild of three organizations that have embarked together on a beautiful journey to save our environment.
It’s a journey from waste to wear. We recover abandoned fishing nets that pollute our seas and coasts and regenerate the nylon into high-quality yarn which is turned into brand new sustainable textiles.
A Journey from Waste to Wear
FISHING NET RECOVERY
We run pilot projects in three regions where our divers recover ghost nets from the bottom of the sea.
We identify preventive measures through collaboration with various stakeholders involved, such as the fishing industry, fish farms, salvage companies and others.
We work on raising public awareness of the ecological and economic importance of healthy seas.
Regeneration | From fishing nets to yarn
This part of Healthy Seas involves the transformation of fishing nets and other waste into regenerated ECONYL® nylon yarn.
Recovered fishing nets are cleaned of foreign materials such as organic, plastic or metallic elements, and prepared for regeneration.
The nylon recovered from fishing nets is transformed into virgin raw material, which, together with other waste materials, is turned into ECONYL® regenerated nylon yarn.
ECONYL® yarn can be used for a wide range of products and can be recycled endlessly without any loss of material quality.
Products | New sustainable textiles
In the final step beautiful and sustainable textile products are created. They continue to tell the powerful story of the journey from waste to wear.
Sportswear, swimwear, underwear: a wide range of textile products can be made with ECONYL® yarn derived from recovered fishing nets and other waste materials.
Carpet made from waste materials, including recovered fishing nets, can make a fundamental contribution to sustainable housing and design.
The Healthy Seas initiative is a powerful story that can inspire brands to develop engaging projects and new forms of cooperation.
Watch how we stem the tide
An article on Medium talking about the problem of ghost nets and how Healthy Seas came up with a solution based on collaboration and a broader vision of the problem from prevention to collection and recycling of ghost nets. Hope you enjoy it!Read More
Following the publication of our infographic capturing our activities in 2014, we proudly present our latest video, showing our fishing net recovery results for 2014! The story is presented by one of our divers and a Healthy Seas partner, without whom we could never have achieved this! In 2014 31 tons of nets were collected […]Read More
Our journey from waste to wear was just featured on LtEconomy. This online magazine focuses on the concept of long term economy and supports behaviors that ensures a better future to the following generations. Check out: http://buff.ly/1xk9NzpRead More