''Ecoalf sees opportunity in waste. Based in Madrid, the
urban-minimalist apparel brand—think Uniqlo for the conscious set—has recycled everything from decommissioned fishing nets, post-consumer
plastic bottles, worn-out tires, cotton waste, and even discarded coffee grounds into city-slicking jackets, shoes, and bags. Turns out,
that was only the beginning. Since September, a fleet of 160 fishing vessels have been trawling the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of Levante in Spain. Their strange catch? Plastic waste, which Ecoalf plans to recycle into pellets, thread,
fabrics, and eventually clothing. Together with its waste-reclamation partners, Ecoalf says it hopes to create high-quality filaments that boast up to 100 percent recycled content. “Ecoalf is all about not using natural resources,” Javier Goyeneche,
the company’shttp founder and CEO, told Ecouterre.''
(http://www.ecouterre.com/author/jasmin/ 14th Dec 2015)