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Itochu helps Asian fashion labels go green with recycled nylon

Trading house will market Aquafil's regenerated yarn and build processing sites

Itochu and Aquafil will recycle used products containing nylon, such as carpets.

TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Itochu looks to promote sustainable sourcing among fashion brands in Asia through a partnership with Italy's Aquafil, the world's leading producer of regenerated nylon.

The two companies will build facilities in Japan and elsewhere in Asia to collect and reprocess post-industrial and post-consumer waste such as nylon. Itochu will help Aquafil market its regenerated materials in Asia, targeting sales of around 2 billion yen ($19.1 million) in the first year.

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