ECONYL® x Sarawagi - Hand-made meets high-tech meets sustainability
Great things happen whenever everything flows together in a natural way. At DOMOTEX 2020, "ATMYSPHERE" describes the goal of nothing being superfluous, annoying or harmful. The fact that even plastic waste – by definition superfluous, annoying and harmful – can achieve this noble objective is being demonstrated by ECONYL® regenerated nylon a clever example of circular economy ingenuity.11 Dec. 2019
To make a great thing even better, traditional manual labor also plays an important role in the process! ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made 100% from waste such as fishing nets, the upper layers of certain carpets or rigid fabrics.
A carpet for the 21st century
To highlight the outstanding properties of regenerated yarn, a bespoke hand-knotted rug made will be presented in the Flooring Spaces sector at DOMOTEX 2020. This is the result of the intensive promotion of new ways of thinking, with the main goal of enhancing sustainability. Designed by British designer Isobel Morris and marketed in collaboration with Michael Christie, known as "The Ruggist", this hand-made carpet comes from Sarawagi Rugs. This well-known manufacturer of hand-knotted Tibetan-style Nepalese rugs is making it possible to produce more than just a recycled carpet. Those who come to see the Flooring Spaces showcase at DOMOTEX 2020 will find proof positive that ECONYL® regenerated nylon’s excellence is far more than skin deep, and that its concept holds tremendous potential for the 21st century.
While the long-term commercial viability of ECONYL® carpets is not yet on firm footing, global exposure such as at DOMOTEX 2020 can help ensure the success of this unique wedding of the latest advances in nylon regeneration and more traditional, entirely manual processing.
In order to best encourage innovation and new approaches to thinking - specifically with an eye toward sustainability - the principals worked collaboratively to design, manufacture, and promote a handknotted Nepali carpet made of ECONYL® regenerated nylon.
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