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
A journey from waste to wear
Healthy Seas kickoff event
Slovenia 4&5 Oct. 2013
At Healthy Seas kickoff event in Slovenia
Heather Koldewey

Latest news

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02 Apr 2014 Press

2 April 2014 PRESS RELEASE – HEALTHY SEAS ECNC Land & Sea Group, Aquafil and Star Sock Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, today announced its participation in ‘Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear’. Desso is the second major flooring company to participate in Healthy Seas. Over 50% of […]

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12 Mar 2014 News

Want to know how many fishing nets we recovered and where? Want to know our activities from last year? Here is a quick recap with our top results and activities in 2013. Hope you enjoy it!

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11 Mar 2014 News

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) exists to tackle animal cruelty across the globe. WSPA is currently developing a new international campaign to stop the entanglement of marine animals in ‘ghost’ fishing gear – nets, lines and traps that are abandoned, lost or discarded in our oceans. WSPA has set a campaign […]

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10 Mar 2014 News

Last week, Healthy Seas signed the partnership agreement with Generation Awake. Generation Awake is an awareness-raising campaign about resource efficiency. It is about using resources sustainably – doing more with less and minimising impacts on the environment – and about making the right choices to ensure a good quality of life, for generations to come. […]

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