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
Marble swimwear
07 May 2018 Blog, News, Press

“The ocean is, put simply, the planet’s life support system which is why it is so important that we protect its health. If we continue along the current trend, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050, a scary prospect. The effects we are having is already devastating – 100,000 marine […]

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27 Apr 2018 Blog, News

What happened with the 375 tons of fishing nets Healthy Seas recovered from the seas and oceans in the last 5 years? You might be wearing them! No longer harming marine life, the nets are regenerated into ECONYL® yarn, out of which sustainable fashion products are created. Find out more in the latest Medium article […]

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35mm _ Swimwear - Part 2 -16 (Large)
04 Apr 2018 Blog, News, Press

A warm welcome to our new partner MoralMove, which builds brands that aim to engage and raise awareness about the threats to our environment. “Today, everybody uses plastic. Tomorrow, we want everybody to use it responsibly. The Healthy Seas initiative is very much a part of this tomorrow. MoralMove was created to run business in […]

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14 Mar 2018 Blog, News

‘Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear’ initiativewas established with the aim to remove waste, in particular fishing nets, from the seas for the purpose of creating healthier seas and recycling marine litter into textile products. The recovered fishing nets are transformed and regenerated together with other Nylon waste by Aquafil into ECONYL® yarn, […]

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