PADI LOVES ECOALF for recovering the trash that is destroying the sea and transforming it into top quality yarn to produce garments. Together with the support of fisherman in Spain and Thailand, ECOALF has recovered more than 330 tons of marine debris through their Upcycling the Oceans project since 2015.
ECOALF was born in 2009. The idea was to create a fashion brand that is truly sustainable. By integrating breakthrough technology we create clothing and accessories made entirely from recycled materials…without actually looking like it….ECOALF represents the fabrics for the future generations.” - Javier Goyeneche President, Founder
ECOALF’s mission is to create the first generation of recycled products with the same quality and design as the best non-recycled. Using wasted resources as a raw material allows minimizing the consumption of natural resources.
Ecoalf Foundation has established key arrangements with the main fishermen’s associations of Spain and Thailand. When on land, these residues will be classified and stored until reaching the minimum quantity required to convert them into flakes and pellets through sophisticated innovative processes, obtaining 100% recycled filaments of high technical quality without using more of the planet’s natural resources. By transforming marine debris into a high quality raw material, the wasted material is reduced. In terms of energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the production of a recycled material thread has a much lower impact compared with conventional thread.