OUR COMMITMENT TO
We at Marta Scarampi support the slow fashion movement — we manufacture with great respect to people and the environment.
We look into the future and recognize the importance of embracing circular fashion; we want to not only support the idea of cutting down the amount of waste we produce, but also reducing the waste that already exists out there.
Our objective with the Re-Waste Project is to start sourcing eco-conscious fabric that leads us to eventually become a 100% zero-waste company.
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Circular fashion combines the principles of both sustainability and circularity. In a circular model, products are designed and developed with the next use in mind or even before producing, starting from the source, the intent is to create a sustainable product with regenerated waste.
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SOURCING FABRIC IS NOT ONLY ABOUT DESIGN, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE WE CAN DO.
In the process of re-thinking our approach and sourcing fabric, specifically looking for a waterproof material, we came across a regenerated raw material called ECONYL® yarn. ECONYL® is a 100% regenerated nylon yarn made from fishnets and other nylon waste. Aquafil, the Italian manufacturing company that produces ECONYL® yarn, transforms nylon waste (fishnets, carpets and fabric scraps) into a quality nylon yarn that can then be used to produce fabrics, and later, brand new products.
TRANSFORMING WASTE INTO TREASURES
ECONYL® YARN: 100% REGENERATED & REGENERABLE
ECONYL® fibre plays a vital role in circular fashion. Because the cycle doesn’t simply end at the final product, but rather, it is an ongoing loop. Essentially, the yarn can be recycled and remolded again and again. It is infinitely recyclable and can unleash infinite possibilities for makers, creators and consumers.
TO HELP SAVE OUR PLANET
FAO and UNEP estimate that there are 640,000 tons of fishing nets in the oceans. These fishing nets, often called ghost nets, are a problem that continues to get worse each year. Fish nets contribute 46% of plastic waste in the oceans. They drift with currents and through oceans tangling millions of marine creatures including turtles, dolphins, sharks & whales. Healthy Seas is an initiative that Aquafil founded in 2013 with another business (Star Sock) and an NGO. Volunteer divers collect fish nets that are then sent to Aquafil’s Slovenian regeneration plant. Here, thanks to a unique recycling process, the fishing nets are regenerated to make first quality nylon yarn called ECONYL®.