New brand Ghillied achieves a sustainable leap with leggings made from recycled fishing nets | City and Commerce | Finance |

2021-11-12 09:27:38 By : Ms. Sandy Liu

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"There is no more important moment than now to reduce the impact of fast fashion," said Rory Leigh, managing director and founder.

"We are proud to work with our suppliers to provide our customers with traceable and sustainable products that help reuse waste and reduce its environmental impact.

"As a new company, we hope to set a benchmark for sustainable brands in our industry from the very beginning. We first do simple things well, and then adopt larger sustainable development plans as we grow."

More than 640,000 tons of "ghost" fishing nets are deposited in the ocean every year. As one of the largest pollutants in the marine world, they cause the slaughter of thousands of creatures.  

However, modern fabrics can be made by reusing the nylon fibers of the net. 

The use of waste and energy-saving machinery in the UK has reduced the carbon footprint of Ghillied products. Each batch of production can save about 115,000 tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to powering 168 households for one month.

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Ghillied packaging also has no hang tags and uses biodegradable pouches to further reduce waste. 

The team created a brand designed in Scotland and hand-made in London during the 2020 vacation as a platform to encourage others to go outdoors and improve their health and mental health.

Leigh explained: "During the pandemic, we spent a lot of comfort outdoors. We created Ghillied not only to provide our customers with leggings so that they can enjoy outdoor activities outdoors, but also to inspire them to go out. Take care of your physical, mental health and the health of the planet."

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