Advent tips 2017: gifts from the Circular Economy

December 1, 2017

One way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to buy products made from recycled or reclaimed materials rather than new material ie items produced in the Circular Economy. For this Advent season ZeroMission has gathered suggestions for gifts available in Sweden.
 
Today’s suggestion is from the fashion industry. According to a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the total greenhouse gas emissions from textiles production – 1.2 billion tonnes annually – exceeds the emissions from all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
 
So for tights-lovers, I suggest Elin by Swedish Stockings.
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Elin tights are made from a yarn called Econyl which is generated from nylon in abandoned fishing nets harvested from the sea. Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 13.50.39
 
Econyl is also used in handbags, cars, carpets, swimwear and more. For those interested in all the details there’s even a published Environmental Product Declaration.
 
Why not give the oceans a present this Christmas, as well as your loved one?

Claire Wigg
claire.wigg@zeromission.se