In its commitment to help protect our oceans, Hyosung, a sustainable textile solutions partner, has joined the Ocean Network platform, coordinated by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). SAS is a United Kingdom-based marine conservation charity working with communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and marine life along its coastlines.
The Ocean Network is a national movement with more than 300 businesses supporting environmental solutions. Ocean Network members are active within their communities, committed to fighting plastic pollution, pushing the government for change and holding brands to account and inspiring the next generation to protect the ocean.
“Hyosung is proud to join the Ocean Network, collaborating with this powerful group of leading business leaders to reduce global plastic pollution in our wonderful oceans,” said Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Hyosung Global Marketing Director – Textiles. “Our own Ocean Protection Initiative, a program where we manufacture high-quality recycled nylon fiber made from discarded fishing nets, and recycled polyester from ocean-bound plastic waste, aligns with SAS’s mission to inspire, unite and empower communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.”
Hyosung began its ocean protection journey in 2007, as it began to collect and recycle discarded fishing nets that pollute seas and harm marine life. Under its proprietary recycling process, Hyosung increased production and re-launched regen ocean nylon, a GRS-certified post-consumer yarn made from discarded fishing nets. The company’s regen ocean polyester fiber is made from ocean-bound plastic waste.
As a global business, Hyosung’s team members – many of whom enjoy time on and around the water – are spread across the planet. As part of the Ocean Network initiative and Million Mile Beach Clean, Hyosung plans to participate in clean-up initiatives in its respective locales to help preserve the health of waterways.