A Journey from Waste to Wear

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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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12 Feb 2015 Blog, News

Here’s a quick glimpse of our progress between 2013 and 2014 as well as a recap of our activities in 2014. We are very delighted about it and very much motivated to make 2015 even better! Please stay with us for exciting updates throughout this year and follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Check out […]

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18 Dec 2014 News, Press

Members of Parliament in the UK wore Healthy Seas socks this week in order to show support for World Animal Protection’s Sea Change campaign. By posting ‘footsies’ showing their Healthy Seas socks in Twitter, they publicly endorsed the campaign. Jointly aiming to reduce the amount of lost and discarded fishing gear that harms and entangles […]

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20 Nov 2014 Events, News, Press

From November 13-14, 2014, Healthy Seas attended and supported the inaugural roundtable meeting of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Organized by World Animal Protection, the roundtable meeting brought together UN agencies, industry leaders and non-governmental organizations to address the growing issue of ghost gear in oceans. The initiative aims to achieve […]

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19 Nov 2014 News

During the past two weeks Healthy Seas partners LAUE (Los Angeles Underwater Explorers) carried on an ambitious mission: to clean up the “Olympic”, a popular shipwreck in southern California, in the south Bay near San Pedro. The Olympic started her life as the Star of France. She was built in Ireland in 1877 as a 3 […]

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