A Journey from Waste to Wear

NGO

Marine Protection | Action against waste fishing nets

Our non-profit activities include the recovery of fishing nets by volunteer divers and their storage in special facilities, in addition to educational and prevention programs.

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    FISHING NET RECOVERY

    We run pilot projects in three regions where our divers recover ghost nets from the bottom of the sea.

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    PREVENTION

    We identify preventive measures through collaboration with various stakeholders involved, such as the fishing industry, fish farms, salvage companies and others.

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    AWARENESS RAISING

    We work on raising public awareness of the ecological and economic importance of healthy seas.

Regeneration

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.

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    PREPARATION

    Recovered fishing nets are cleaned of foreign materials such as organic, plastic or metallic elements, and prepared for regeneration.

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    REGENERATION PROCESS

    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.

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    ECONYL® YARN

    ECONYL® yarn can be used for a wide range of products and can be recycled endlessly without any loss of material quality.

Products

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.

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    APPAREL

    Sportswear, swimwear, underwear: a wide range of textile products can be made with ECONYL® yarn derived from recovered fishing nets and other waste materials.

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    CARPETING

    Carpet made from waste materials, including recovered fishing nets, can make a fundamental contribution to sustainable housing and design.

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    PROJECTS

    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

Healthy Seas - Fishing net recovery 2014
Healthy Seas
A journey from waste to wear
Healthy Seas kickoff event
Slovenia 4&5 Oct. 2013

Latest news

Healthy Seas Team
02 Apr 2015 News, Video

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 […]

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Unwanted Burden
27 Mar 2015 Blog, Press

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!  

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26 Mar 2015 News, Video

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 […]

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logoltenew
12 Mar 2015 Blog, Press

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/1xk9Nzp 

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