16 Aug 2019

THE RUGGIST – Handknotted Nylon? | Part One

by Michael Christie, The Ruggist A collaborative project exploring the novel use of regenerated ECONYL® brand nylon in a handknotted carpet. There are many words across the spectrum of languages which are used to describe serendipity, chance, fate, karma. So often in examining the past successes of others, it seems as though these confluences of […]

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19 Aug 2019

VOGUE – How Econyl became fashion’s favourite eco-friendly material

by Rachel Cernansky The fabric is prized by brands from Gucci to Prada for its physical resemblance to traditional nylon and the transparency of its production process. Key takeaways: – Both designers and suppliers have embraced Econyl, a fabric that resembles traditional nylon both in quality and physical likeness. – Since Econyl can be broken […]

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05 Aug 2019

VOGUE – Prada’s Re-Nylon Project Turns Your Favorite Backpack Into a Sustainable Accessory

by Steff Yotka In 1984 everything was synthetic, from bottle blondes to spandex workoutwear to whatever was in Tab. Fashion, too, was in the middle of a synthetic revolution, following the widespread adoption of polyester in the 1970s. It was amid this material experimentation that Miuccia Prada introduced the Prada nylon backpack in 1984. (…) […]

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30 Jul 2019

LUXURY INSIDER – Sustainable Swimwear Brands That Are Actually Stylish

Spend your summer looking good and feeling good with these eco-conscious, sustainable swimwear brands that are actually stylish. Sustainable swimwear to have a pretty bad rep as being all hippie, “crunchy” and “granola”. In short, it wasn’t the peak of style. But times have changed, and more and more companies are now putting out “green” […]

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26 Jul 2019

INDIPENDENT – 10 best active swimsuits and bikinis that will stay put as you swim

By Sam Haddad Whether you’re taking the plunge with a spot of cliff-diving or need something for stand-up paddleboarding, these are the suits you can trust Bikinis and one-pieces have traditionally been skimpy rather than sporty, designed for reclining in sun loungers rather than diving into waves or playing beach volleyball. (…) They’re incredibly comfy […]

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25 Jul 2019

DESIGN BOOK – prada chronicles stories of sustainability in docu-series with national geographic

by Juliana Neira In June 2019, Prada announced its commitment to using only recycled nylon by 2021. spanning five continents via land and sea, its ground-breaking re-nylon sustainability initiative leads the way for a cyclical, renewable supply chain, using sustainable, regenerated ECONYL® nylon from discarded materials and products. (…) The nets, together with other waste, […]

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23 Jul 2019

VOGUE – How fashion is helping suppliers fight climate change

By Rachel Cernansky Levi’s, Kering, Burberry and other signatories of the Science Based Targets initiative are combating greenhouse gas emissions in the most consequential — and challenging — parts of their supply chains. Key takeaways: As brands sign up to Science Based Targets to combat climate change, their biggest challenge is establishing sustainability best practices […]

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22 Jul 2019

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Napapijri launches 100% recyclable jacket

Blazing a trail in circular innovation, Napapijri, a subsidiary of VF, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, has combined innovative technology, cutting-edge design, and sustainability with the launch of Skidoo Infinity, a jacket designed to be 100% recycled and made from Econyl recycled material by Aquafil. (…) Skidoo Infinity’s filling and […]

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08 Jun 2019

VOGUE – This Elsa Hosk–Approved Swimwear Line Is Made From Recycled Fishing Nets

By Zoe Ruffner Agnes Fischer has always felt at one with the sea (and it’s not only because of her last name). The 29-year-old Swedish swimwear designer spent her childhood visiting St. Barth’s and snorkeling off of its crystal clear coastline with her family. Now, though, “those same coral reefs are no longer as colorful,” […]

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11 Jul 2019

FASHION UNITED – Green Carpet Talent Competition names 2019 finalists

By Danielle Wightman-Stone The Green Carpet Talent Competition, which challenges emerging designers to redefine sustainability in fashion, has shortlisted five rising stars for The Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award, which will be presented at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan on September 22. Judges scrutinised entries from 10 semi-finalists to name 5 shortlisted […]

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04 Jul 2019

VOGUE – Why We’re Crushing Big On The New Breed Of (Sustainable) Synthetics This Summer

By Osman Ahmed There’s a new clutch of synthetic fabrics light and airy enough for summer – and many come with clever sustainability credentials, too. There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothes,” wrote the British fell-walker Alfred Wainwright. Some choices are obvious: trench coats for spring showers; cashmere for autumn winds; […]

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08 Jul 2019

LIVING – 6 items to pack in your suitcase for a sustainable beach holiday

By Lucy Wagstaffe Nowadays, we are becoming more and more conscious of the impact of our holidays on the planet. We’re moving towards booking eco-resorts, carbon offsetting when we book our flights and trying to eat local and seasonal ingredients when we eat out. But how can we ensure we’ve packed a sustainable suitcase? (…) […]

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