Today is Earth Day. While you might not be doing anything about it besides your usual participation in recycling, Cool Hunting certainly is. Teaming up with Ecoalf, they've recycled old fishing nets to create a Cool Hunting Earth Day Anorak.
The 650,000 tons of discarded nets floating around our oceans — as well as tons of other trash — kill around a million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles each year. Besides the cleanup factor of removing the ocean's unwanted nets, upcycling removes the need for producing new materials, reducing the fabric's carbon footprint. For every 235 grams of fishing nets Ecoalf collects, they produce a meter of fabric.