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.

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17 Jan 2018 Blog, Events, News

We just finished two busy and successful days in London, participating at the Fashion SVP event on 16-17 January. The public and the industry showed great interest in the Healthy Seas initiative and the sustainable socks, which are produced by one of our founding partner, Star Sock. The socks are made of ECONYL® yarn (which is […]

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07 Dec 2017 Blog, Events, News

Last year Healthy Seas partner MEDASSET organized in a Greece a Fashion Design Competition and Exhibition. The garments designed and presented in the exhibition have all been created by students and recent graduates of the Fashion Department of AKTO College of Art and Design. They were finalists in the competition “Healthy Seas: A Journey from […]

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23 Nov 2017 Blog, Events, News

Last year Healthy Seas partner MEDASSET organized in a Greece a Fashion Design Competition and Exhibition. The garments designed and presented in the exhibition have all been created by students and recent graduates of the Fashion Department of AKTO College of Art and Design. They were finalists in the competition “Healthy Seas: A Journey from […]

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20 Nov 2017 Blog, News

A warm welcome to our new partner Re-Athlete, a sustainable sportswear brand that stands for positive change and for distinctive sportswear 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 nylon yarn. “Healthy Seas is an open initiative […]

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