From fishing nets to yarn

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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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21 Feb 2018 Blog, News, Press

MAARÏ has been created by two friends as the perfect fusion between Luxury & Sustainability. Maria and Federica were raised on the stunning shores of Costa Smeralda and after a life spent on the waves, they grew tired of compromising on product quality and values when looking for swimwear. This is how they decided to […]

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19 Feb 2018 Blog, Events, News

We are proud to present our results of the last five years! To date Healthy Seas collected 375 tons, that’s 826.000 pounds of nets and lost fishing gear with the help of divers and fishermen. Many marine animals have been rescued and many cases of trapped animals we have prevented. This amount of nets equals […]

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Selvaggi Swimwear shoot-50
05 Feb 2018 Blog, News, Press

A warm welcome to our new partner Selvaggi Swimwear from Mexico, an eco-conscious brand committed to helping the environment and using 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 nylon yarn. “There is something very satisfying about taking marine litter […]

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New Accessories range
23 Jan 2018 Blog, News

Healthy Seas is proud to cooperate with Everybody Sun & Swimwear and receive 1% donation after every purchased product from their beautiful sustainable collection. Katrina Gudgeon, Designer & Founder shared with us her thoughts and inspiration, right from the beginning: “Ever since I was a small child the ocean has played an enormous role in […]

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