Prada To Convert To Recycled Nylon By 2021
Its cult nylon bags will be made out of recycled ocean plastic.
Prada and nylon – name a more iconic duo. The material has been featured on Prada's runways season after season ever since Miuccia Prada debuted the house's signature range of nylon backpacks and totes in 1978. Nylon is one of the most common plastics in the world, favored for its strength and durability, but has a high environmental impact.
Just recently, the luxury house announced the launch of the 'Re-Nylon' project in a drive towards sustainability. This comes right after Prada stated that it would stop using fur from February 2020, back in May.
The ‘Re-Nylon’ project, done in collaboration with eco-company Aquafil, will see Prada recreate six of its classic bags out of a regenerated nylon material known as ECONYL. ECONYL is manufactured from ocean plastics and textile fiber scrap and can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing its quality. Six unisex bags will be introduced from the ‘Re-Nylon’ capsule collaboration, with a percentage of each sale to be donated to UNESCO’s sustainability teaching programs.
Following the establishment of ‘Re-Nylon’, Prada has also vowed to turn all its nylon into ECONYL by 2021.