Levis Makes Jeans From Old Fishing Nets With Aquafill

Levi’s is Making Jeans From Old Fishing Nets

ECONYL® brand and Levi Strauss & Co. have come together to create a new men’s collection made from regenerated nylon from waste materials such as fishing nets and spent carpets.Levi Strauss & Co. has a long history of working on environmental protection through advanced technologies . The collection, the Levi’s brand’s first made with ECONYL®, provides further proof of Levi’s commitment to a sustainable supply chain.

This development  involves a partnership with Italian nylon manufacturer Aquafil. One of the products that Aquafil makes is a synthetic material called Econyl, which is made from 100 percent regenerated nylon waste materials. The collaboration goes in line with Levi’s longstanding interest in promoting eco sustainability on our resource-strapped planet. “We envision a world where everyday items don’t have to come at the expense of the environment,” Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Aquafil, said in a statement. “This new partnership is further proof that sustainable materials can be used to reinvigorate products that have been traditionally made. Levi’s is redefining the denim industry.”

Levi’s is Making Jeans From Old Fishing Nets

About Aquafil :

Aquafil Since 50 years, Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of Polyamide 6: a landmark in terms of quality and product innovation. Additionally, the Group is a leader in the research of new production models for sustainable development.Aquafil Group has a presence in eight countries on three continents, employing more than 2700 staff at 15 plants located in Italy, Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Croatia, the USA, Thailand and China.

About ECONYL® :

ECONYLThe ECONYL® brand was inspired by Giulio Bonazzi, President and CEO of the Aquafil Group. He firmly believes in maximizing sustainability through closed-loop manufacturing systems. Aquafil’s ECONYL® fiber helps divert global waste streams from landfills and oceans and is used to produce a wide range of textile products such as sportswear, swimwear, and carpets. Today the ECONYL® Regeneration System is known as the most advanced and sustainable recycling process within the synthetic fibers industry.


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