FLOR, an Atlanta-based and commercial area rug brand, celebrates 10 years of area rugs featuring Aquafil’s ECONYL regenerated nylon. FLOR was the first to use the nylon in 2011 and was the first flooring company to begin using recycled nylon in its products.
Today, ECONYL regenerated nylon, a sought-after responsible solution for well-known fashion and interiors brands, is featured in most FLOR area rugs, rather than brand-new nylon that uses new resources. ECONYL is made from 100% waste – fishing nets, textile scraps, old carpet, etc. The regenerated nylon performs the same as virgin nylon and can be recycled, recreated, and remolded infinitely.
“Aquafil and FLOR began working together 10 years ago, all thanks to a shared interest in creating responsibly sourced products,” said Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO at Aquafil. “Our efforts to create a circular supply chain led to the development of ECONYL in 2011 and, even in those early days, FLOR fully embraced our vision and became one of the first companies to embrace sustainable design before it was commonplace. That same year, they began to convert their existing products to our yarn system, creating beautiful area rugs that integrate environmental responsibility into all the spaces people live. This is aligned with the brand’s efforts to continually reduce the carbon footprint of its products, which we’ve supported over the last decade.”
For more information, visit FLOR.com/responsible.