01 Nov '16, 9pm

Volcom Creates Eco-Friendly Swimsuits From Recycled Ocean Trash

is getting caught up in a good thing. With a little assist from Aquafil , an Italian company that recycles waste materials into good-as-virgin fiber, the sportswear brand has launched an ocean-friendly line of swimwear composed of 78 percent Econyl , a recycled yarn derived from abandoned fishing nets and other bits of discarded nylon. “We wanted this collection to be more than beautiful patterns and functional pieces,” said Lindsey Roach, head of women’s business at Volcom, which is owned by the ethically minded Kering conglomerate. “So the fact that it is made with recovered fishing nets creates a natural connection to surf culture, which fully understands the value of keeping the ocean clean.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/volcom-creates-eco-friendly-swim...

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