Aquafil finds growing popularity among apparel brands

Aquafil finds growing popularity among apparel brands

Aquafil has been a leading producer of Nylon 6 for more than 40 years, but it was not until the company launched its ECONYL® Regeneration System in 2011 that it proved nylon’s incredible capacity for regeneration. Since then, major apparel  brands including Levi Strauss Co. and Kelly Slater’s Outerknown have chosen to incorporate ECONYL® into their collections.Logo EconylAcquafil

ECONYL® was first chosen by pro surfer Kelly Slater for the debut collection of his clothing line, Outerknown, reflecting his personal commitment to ocean conservation and sustainable fashion. It then gained popularity with the swimwear brand Speedo USA, which established a take-back program to enable it to regenerate its post-production swimwear scraps back into usable fibers through the ECONYL® Regeneration System.

In April 2016, Levi Strauss Co. became the first denim brand to use ECONYL®, when it incorporated it into a new men’s collection. Finding alternatives to water-intensive raw materials such as cotton is a critical component of the company’s shift to a circular economy, and ECONYL® is helping to bring this vision to life.

Now, Gucci has become the first fashion luxury brand to adopt ECONYL®, by purchasing fabric made of ECONYL® for men’s outerwear. In the words of Aquafil’s CEO Giulio Bonazzi, “Gucci is at the forefront of sustainable good practices, and the high quality of ECONYL® is able to replace the traditional material in Gucci’s luxury fabrics without any compromise in quality. Gucci would never accept something below its superior standards.”

This diversity of brands adopting sustainable ingredients in their products demonstrates the broad applicability of ECONYL®, as well as its potential in the market.Acquafil Headquarter in Italy

Aquafil S.P.A., Arco, Italy, was opened in 1969, this plant is the oldest Aquafil production site.Today, alongside its industrial activities. This site is home to the Group headquarters and is still the strategic centre for its worldwide operations.

Built in the extremely delicate natural environment of Alto Garda, this plant has been a benchmark for the Group’s environmental policies, and has regularly implemented programs to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.

Acquafil among finalists of Innovation @Domotex 2017

Aquafil has been selected as one of the 38 finalists at the prestigious Innovation@Domotex showcase where we will present the brand new metallic long-space ECONYL® yarns.

A jury of professionals chaired by Munich designer Stefan Diez has selected 38 finalists from the entries submitted in the following categories: Textile and resilient floor coverings including fibres and yarns, parquet and laminate flooring, as well as applications and installation technology.

adidas promotes already products with the fibreThe Innovations@DOMOTEX showcase launched in January of 2014 has since become an annual highlight at DOMOTEX. The idea behind this special showcase is to lead interested trade visitors right to all the latest and greatest innovations.

Innovations@DOMOTEX thus gives visitors an easy way to grasp everything new on the scene. Not only can they see and touch the products on display, but also compare various offerings and advances while getting in touch with the exhibitors who created them. For more information come and visit us at our booth. We are in Hall 6, Booth G04.

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