Interface won Enlightenmentz Social 2014

cradle to cradle, carpets from fishing nets

cradle to cradle, carpets from fishing nets

Interface has won the Enlightenmentz prize 2014 with it’s carpets tiles made of recycled fishing nets from the Fillippines.

Sustainable reuse of nylon

A decade ago the industry still assumed that nylon was not recyclable. Interface proves that is incorrect.

Interface works with local fishing communities which collect discarded fishing nets. This interface and yarn manufacturer Aquafil not only gets access to a new raw material for high-quality nylon, but Interface also helps to improve the living conditions of local fishermen.

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Beautiful carpet from old Filippines fishing nets

Mission Zero

With Net-Works Interface works in the poorest coastal areas in the world which are struggling with poverty.

Each year, 640,000 tonnes nets left in the ocean. By working with local fishermen to harvest the nets, Interface contributes to a structural improvement of poor communities.

Since the start of the project in 2012, there has been almost 39,000 pounds of discarded fishing nets collected.


If we remaking the way we make things by transforming human industry through ecologically intelligent design. The current industrial system that “takes, makes and wastes” can become a creator of goods and services that generate ecological, social and economic value. 



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