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Aquafil, Carvico and partners push for more sustainable fibres

Yarn manufacturer Aquafil and fabric producer Carvico have teamed up with bioengineering group Genomatica and other partners to establish Project Effective, a project aimed at increasing the availability of sustainable fibres and plastics using renewable feedstocks and biobased technologies.

Brands such as H&M and Vaude are also among the first participants in Project Effective, and renewable feedstock providers, conversion technology specialists and recycling companies are also part of it.
One of the key objectives is to develop a more sustainable nylon, made from bio-based caprolactam, produced using renewable feedstocks.

“This is an important step toward a more circular economy,” said Giulio Bonazzi, chief executive of Aquafil, on announcing Project Effective.