Volcom has teamed up with Aquafil, the Italian yarn maker, on a women's swimwear collection for spring 2017 made with a fiber derived from entirely regenerated nylon waste materials. The Simply Solid collection is composed of 78 percent of the sustainable Econyl fiber, suitable for creating durable and lightweight garments that are also environmentally friendly. The Aquafil's Econyl regeneration system consists in the recovery of abandoned fishing nets and other discarded nylon waste materials from landfills and oceans. The recovered nylon waste is processed through Aquafil's regeneration system, which is supposed to result in the same quality and performance as traditional nylon. Volcom is part of the Kering luxury goods holding company. Kering has recently announced plans to help launch a new design curriculum focusing on the environmental impacts of their creations, in partnership with The New School's Parsons School of Design.

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