At ICAST 2021, AFTCO introduced a booth made entirely from recycled corrugated cardboard as part of their Fisheries First initiative — a commitment to reduce the environmental impact on the oceans, rivers, lakes, and land that support our fisheries.

To construct the 30-foot wide by 15-foot tall booth, AFTCO partnered with Cartonlab, an ecodesign collective that utilizes recycled cardboard for a wide array of structures to promote sustainability in different industries.

Additionally, AFTCO placed installments at the show entrances to launch their Rescue sustainable clothing line. This all-new collection of technical fishing clothing is made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon, a unique fabric spun from ocean and landfill waste including decommissioned fishing nets, industrial plastics, and fabric scraps.

With plastic pollution from land-based sources working its way into our oceans at an alarming rate, AFTCO’S goal is to inspire others to consider recycled and sustainable tradeshow booth alternatives. AFTCO is committed to measurable steps in its workflows that translate to less pollution and a smaller carbon footprint.

About AFTCO

Family owned and operated, the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) represents unparalleled quality, performance and reliability when it counts most. Worn across the globe, AFTCO’s fishing clothing is designed to handle the harshest elements. Whether you’re an elite professional bass angler looking to stay dry in a late fall downpour or an offshore weekend warrior seeking protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, AFTCO keeps you fishing comfortably. AFTCO products are field tested from our Southern California offices where many of our core saltwater fishing tackle products are still proudly handcrafted and manufactured in our U.S.-based machine shop.