In 2019, we developed the first watch case completely composed of nets of re-developed peaches, responding to the code name Re: FN-S1
The first iteration of a new generation of more efficient and more resistant recycled plastics, this project represents a major step in our vision of responsible innovation.
TOWARDS UPCYCLING AND UPGRADING MARINE WASTE
Fishing nets represent more than 10% of the plastic pollution of our oceans, and constitute a permanent danger for aquatic fauna. Collecting them and giving them a second life in new applications is an extraordinary opportunity to transform environmental threats into sustainable resources.
Re: FN-S1® / Re: FN-S2®
Materials developed exclusively in our innovation lab
Re: FN-S1®, A REGENERATED MATERIAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE.
Composite of recycled marine litter, the Re: FN-S1® offers unprecedented performance in terms of lightness, strength and durability. Nylon from fishing nets, transformed into granules, is reinforced with fiberglass and then injected at high pressure to give Re: FN-S1® all the properties required for its use.
Much more successful than standard (recycled) plastic, the Re: FN-S1® is the symbiosis between technical performance, quality and impeccable finishes.
Re: FN-S2®, THE EVOLUTION THAT WILL DEMOCRATIZE WASTE UPCYCLING
Working with waste is designing objects based on an assembly design. We mix the materials, we compose the colors, we enhance the imperfections. We are convinced that this new aestheticism will allow a logical transition of practices and uses towards a more responsible mode of consumption. It is in this modern vision of the material that we wanted to develop our Re: FN-S1® to give it a more authentic and less smooth rendering, so as not to deny the origins.
We are now able to mix materials, to create unique and exclusive composites, each with their own signature, their identity. Finally, each watch becomes unique, each Awake carries a message, an attitude, a style, which embodies this futuristic and committed lifestyle for which we are fighting.
01_Collection, sorting and cleaning of used fishing nets.
02_Extrusion of the material for transformation of fibers into granules.
03_Transformation into granules after adding a layer of fiberglass.
A CIRCULAR PROJECT OF COLLECTION AND WASTE TREATMENT
In order to guarantee a short supply chain, our fishing nets are collected from the seas of northern Europe. We thus benefit from a qualitative and traceable supply of our raw materials, which will then be processed locally in order to reduce our carbon footprint.