From Fishing Nets to Fashion: Ecoalf Creates Clothing & Accessories From Discarded, Raw Materials

From Fishing Nets to Fashion: Ecoalf Creates Clothing & Accessories From Discarded, Raw Materials

Ecoalf 115 plastic bottlesOne man who knows all too well the phrase ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, is eco entrepreneur Javier Goyeneche. Based in Spain, but upcycling worlwide, Goyeneche’s casual outerwear label ECOALF has recycled an impressive 24 tonnes of fishing nets to date, earning him the People’s Choice Award and Silver Award for innovative, earth friendly fashion design. 

ECOALF B&WBy using sustainable techniques to create utilitarian  accessories, outerwear and trainers, ECOALF is making its own fashion statement – that contemporary style doesn’t have to come from newmaterials.

By making use of discarded raw fabrics such as leftover coffee grounds, plastic

Ecoalf Fishing Net Coatbottles and fishing nets, Ecoalf proves that you can never be ‘too cool to be sustainable’ – most importantly, that quality need not be compromised.

“We are looking for a new generation of conscious consumers who are not willing to reject their aesthetic values.”

Goyeneche has even been working with music mogul Will.I.Am designing for his sustainable accessory line for his new company Ekocycle.

Ecoalf Raw MaterialsBomber jackets in casual camo prints and autumnal browns and blues are just two examples of the great designs on offer, which cater to men, women and kids.

Click here to view the full lookbook.

 

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