Three months after Prada announced that it’s going fur-free, Miuccia Prada’s iconic label kicks things up a notch by using econyl, a fabric produced by recycling textile fibre and plastic waste from oceans. The Italian brand has long been synonymous with the use of nylon in their wide range of bags and accessories.
Econyl is the product of a partnership between Prada and Italian textile yarn producer Aquafil, and it’s harnessed primarily in a new collection dubbed Re-Nylon which aims to alleviate the strain put on Mother Earth.
The Re-Nylon collection includes a belt bag, a tote bag, a duffle, two backpacks, and a shoulder bag. The brand has also partnered with National Geographic to produce a series called What We Carry, where viewers can gain an insight into the initiative. Prada has said that their goal is to use only recycled nylon in their nylon products by the end of 2021. With a big-name fashion house like Prada taking the lead, we sure hope to see more fashion houses joining in the fight for the conservation of the environment.