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Econyl is Recycling Ocean Waste into Covetable Luxury Goods

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Where other people see a landfill, Aquafil spies a goldmine of potential resources. The Italian firm takes abandoned fishing nets and castoff bits of carpet and transforms them into Econyl, a 100 percent “regenerated” nylon that has made appearances in products by some 750 brands, including swimwear by Reformation, eyewear by Tommy Hilfiger, activewear by…

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