Cavalier Bremworth recently announced an exclusive Australasian deal with Italian sustainability pioneers Aquafil that will see New Zealand carpet being made from fishing nets and other recycled nylon waste.
Aquafil are the creators of the world’s first fully sustainable nylon 6 fibre Econyl. The company invested 25 Million Euros and four years in the technology and now even assist in the recovery of fishing nets from the oceans to input into the process.
Aquafil Board Member and General Manager Fabrizio Calenti says Econyl was at first a challenging concept for the company but the vision is now paying off for them and the planet.
“We are now marking an agreement with Cavalier Bremworth, this is very exciting. The sustainability of the Econyl product will contribute to the value proposition of Cavalier’s beautiful carpets.”
Econyl is now being used in collaborations with brands like Levi’s, La Perla, Speedo, Kelly Slater’s new Outerknown range and now Cavalier Bremworth’s Siren® carpet range.
Siren is resilient, easy to clean, very soft underfoot and holds its colour beautifully.
By using recycled nylons instead of raw fossil fuel materials, the production of Siren fibre cuts back on CO2 emissions by around 50% over regular yarns and in 2015, that equated to a saving of over 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
For further information on the Siren carpet range, visit www.cavbrem.co.nz