Ecoalf is a step ahead of their time with their revolutionary upcycling model that aims to free our oceans from trash. The company, funded by HAP foundation, collects ocean debris via the help of fisherman from Levante, and transforms this into thread that they use in their minimalistic and utilitarian designs.
They also use recycled materials made from plastic bottles, fishing nets, coffee beans, tyres, wool and cotton. Fishing nets are often lost or discarded with and left to waste away in the ocean. These ghost nets, which are usually made from synthetic materials like nylon, are resistant to breaking down and cause detrimental effects on ocean ecosystems.
Their products use 80 to 100% recycled materials and from September 2015 until now they have saved 39 tonnes of trash (39,000kg).