• Green brand of the week: Aquafil

    You know that during the past few years, the art of Green Fashion has been so popular that we can actually call it a trend.

    As we are getting closer and closer to summer, we decided to show you that it is absolutely possible to have the perfect swimsuit… made from garbage.

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    “When I look at a landfill, I see a goldmine.”
    That is how Giuio Bonazzi, the founder and chief executive of nylon manufacturer Aquafil – the green brand that we are presenting today –feels about creating recycled materials.

    The company recycles plastic waste and turns it into nylon used for the production of apparel and accessories. It all started in 1969 with “Polyamide 6”/”Nylon 6” – a landmark in terms of quality and innovation. All the yarns manufactured by Aquafil are environmentally friendly. The Econyl thread is made from all kind of recycled materials (an interesting example of those are fishing nets and old carpets). If it is not mixed with other materials, the thread can be recycled infinitely!

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    Aquafil works closely with some of the leading names in swimwear and sportswear. Actually, you may already have a swimsuit made from recycled materials – Adidas, Levi’s, Speedo and Volcom are just some of the brands using the yarn for their collections.

    Here is a list with some of the other green brands in our Green Fashion section:

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