From fishing nets to yarn

regeneration

Preparing the waste

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

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Regenerating material

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.

The ECONYL® Regeneration System

Regeneration

The ECONYL® Regeneration System is an innovative process invented by Aquafil. It allows the transformation of nylon waste such as fishing nets and other discarded materials into first grade nylon for the production of apparel and other textile products. The regenerated nylon yarn is called ECONYL® and has the same qualities as virgin nylon from fossil raw material. If you want to find out more about the process visit the ECONYL® website.

Regeneration
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26 Oct 2017 Blog, News, Press

We are very pleased to have a new partner SALT Clothing on board, a sustainable brand designed in Milan and Made in Italy with the regenerated ECONYL® yarn. The fishnets collected by Healthy Seas are brought into the ECONYL® regeneration system, in which they are transformed into new, high-quality ECONYL® yarn. “There are several important initiatives […]

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23 Oct 2017 Blog, News, Press

A warm welcome to our new partner SAGE LAROCK, a sustainable luxury brand that stands for positive change and for gorgeous swimwear made with the regenerated ECONYL® yarn. The fishnets collected by Healthy Seas are brought into the ECONYL® regeneration system, in which they are transformed into new, high-quality ECONYL® yarn. “There is something very satisfying […]

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11 Oct 2017 Blog, Events, News, Press

On 10 October over 13 tons of waste fishing nets were transported to recycling from Greece, thanks to DIOPAS, a new partner of Healthy Seas in Greece. This major step marks the start of cooperation to bring the old fishing nets from Greek fishermen and fish farmers into the recycling process and so to ensure […]

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08 Aug 2017 Blog, Events, News

On Saturday, 5 August Ghost Fishing UK team members were joined by Healthy Seas, Milliken and Aquafil to clean up the popular wreck of the James Eagan Layne in Plymouth, UK. The team showed up at various stages of Friday midnight, exhausted after their work and journeys but showed incredible commitment to have the boat […]

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