UPCYCLE THE OCEAN
ECOALF is a Spanish company taking on an ambition project to upcycle ocean debris into fashionable clothing. The goal is to transform plastic found in the Mediterranean Sea into pellets, thread, and fabric.
ECOALF was created by Javier Goyeneche in 2012 to realize innovation in recycled clothing. Javier has the idea to create a sustainable eco-conscious brand of clothing without taking the world’s nature resources and without producing any waste.
The ECOALF collection includes coats for Men and Women, backpacks and gym bags, and a line of shoes. All of ECOALF products are made with 100% recycled materials and each item on their website details which recycled product was used in the design. We really like the look of the Makalu Backpack which is made from 100% recycled nylon from fishing nets.
In order to ensure 100% transparency and provide the highest levels of quality, the ECOALF team manages the full process from waste collection to recycling technologies, manufacture, design, and retail.
The fabrics are manufactured from discarded fishing nets, PET plastic bottles, used tires, coffee, post industrial cottons and wool into high-quality yarns and components for clothing, accessories and footwear.
While we love the concept of upcycling the ocean we are not crazy for their current online outerwear selection. We do really like the backpack but it’s up to your personal style for the jackets and shoes. From videos and social media we can tell that ECOALF has more to offer than what’s available in their online store.
From videos and social media we can tell that ECOALF has more to offer than what’s available in their online store. ECOALF also has a retail store in Madrid, which offers a wider selection of recycled clothes.
We hope to see a summer line with t-shirts, flip flop and beach bags, something to remind us of the beach and why we are supporting ECOALF.