We’re all in it together for a sea change
with a fixed eye on sustainability in both an environmental and an economic sense.
Our Model offers a solution to a marine problem, now and for the future.
Action against waste fishing nets
We recover fishing nets with
volunteer divers, prevent
marine litter and raise
ECONYL® Regeneration System
From fishing nets to yarn
The waste nets are brought to the
Aquafil plant for transformation
into ECONYL® regenerated nylon
for the fashion and interior
Since 1969, the Aquafil Group has been a leading player, both in Italy and globally, in the production of Nylon 6. In 2011 Aquafil developed and launched the ECONYL® Regeneration System. Thanks to this groundbreaking process, the fishing nets recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative can be regenerated into ECONYL® nylon yarn. The yarn is used for the production of sustainable apparel and carpet products.
Star Sock, established in 1996, has become a trusted sock-partner for the international retail market. With a focus on sport and lifestyle, it holds licenses for several well-known brands. Its philosophy is made up of four Ps: professional, positive, passion and pleasure. Star Sock is the first company to have given new life to the fishnets that Healthy Seas recovered by using ECONYL® regenerated yarn for their socks.
Ghost Fishing is the world’s leading expert organization on lost fishing gear removal. Ghost Fishing is responsible for the daily coordination of Healthy Seas and mobilizes its wide international and local networks. With the help of dedicated diving teams, Ghost Fishing coordinates the recovery of abandoned fishing nets and runs regular activities to raise awareness among the public, fishing industry and local communities.