During an unprecedented  live streaming event broadcast from the bottom of the Aegean Sea, a team of volunteer divers  collected several ghost fishing nets, thus contributing to the safeguard of the marine wildlife of wonderful Santorini.

For years now, Carvico has been supporting Healty Seas, a no profit organization established to clean the sea from polluting waste, especially ghost fishing nets, so as to create a cleaner environment and give a new life to the waste collected, turning them into new products .(Click HERE for further info).

On “World Oceans Day” – 8 June 2018 – Carvico decided to take part in a project that Healty Seas had organized in  Santorini involving a live streaming of the recovery of several ghost fishing nets, aimed at spreading awareness among the widest possible audience about this issue which is actually more serious than one may think – there are over 640.000 tons of ghost fishing nets in our oceans and they trap about  5% of the fish sold in the world!

Such recovery operation was carried out by a team of 8 volunteer divers associated to Ghost Fishing, thanks to the support provided by  Cousteau Divers and Atlantis Oia, and Pierre-Yves Cousteau who was interviewed underwater by users watching the streaming, and Healty Seas.

Also these fishing nets coming “from Santorini” will be delivered to Aquafil SpA to be regenerated into brand new Nylon – ECONYL® which will be used by Carvico for the production of its VITA fabrics, selected by various global brands for their swimwear collections.

From the sea to the sea, in a virtuous cycle which can change the world of fashion.