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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22 Sep 2016 Blog, News

Carla Dik-Faber, member of the Dutch Parliament, appeared in a dress made of ECONYL® at Little Prince’s Day in The Netherlands. Tuesday 20 September. This is the day when the King of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives in the Hall of Knights, and the opening of […]

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12 Sep 2016 Blog, News

… sometimes they rise from the ocean. In pursuit of innovative and sustainable solutions for marine plastic waste, the Circular Ocean project seeks to inspire enterprises and entreprenuers to realise the hidden opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes in the Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) region. Circular Ocean runs for three years (2015-2018). Healthy […]

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05 Aug 2016 News

The Healthy Seas fashion exhibition, created by our partner Medasset, of clothing made with yarn reclaimed from the sea has reached the second stage of its journey, after a month’s stay at Golden Hall shopping centre in Marousi. CRETAquarium, one of Europe’s largest and most contemporary aquaria, near Heraklion, Crete, has opened its doors to […]

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09 Jun 2016 News, Press

To celebrate their successful first year of coordinating Healthy Seas in Greece, MEDASSET, with the support of the Representation of the EC in Greece, is holding the fashion exhibition “Healthy Seas: A Journey from Waste to Wear” at Golden Hall shopping center in Greece. This most exclusive shopping centre in the city of Athens is […]

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