What a journey! Closing the loop on carpet manufacturing.

On December 13th we celebrated the opening of our first recycling plant in the States. This is one step further in our journey to revolutionize our supply chain and create more sustainable products both in the carpet flooring industry and in fashion. It was an amazing journey and many who were with us through it were in Phoenix for the inauguration to share stories and ideas as well as inspire the next steps. Here is a summary of those thoughts and some information on how we are closing the loop in carpet manufacturing.

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The new Aquafil carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Old carpet waiting to be shredded at Aquafil’s carpet recycling facilityin Phoenix.
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The process of carpet recycling developed by Aquafil in the USA.

What a journey!

So that is why Ray Anderson was smiling. This was the last step of a long journey that at that time, as David Oakey said during his talk on stage, seemed impossible to many. But our story — with the opening of the ECONYL® Regeneration System in Slovenia first and then the carpet recycling facility in Phoenix — proved otherwise.

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The Pacific Collection, by Karűn. Credits: Pia Vergara — Instagram: @piavergarafotografia
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Trunks by Outerknown with the design inspired by the ghost nets recovered and regenerated by the ECONYL® regeneration system.
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Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown, by Breitling

Designing with the end in mind

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Giulio Bonazzi, Chairman and CEO of Aquafil with the first paletized fluff of Nylon 6 to be regenerated soon.

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