01 Nov 2019

4 Nylon pieces that made — or are about to make — history

Category: Blog, Fashion, News
Re-Nylon backpack by Prada, made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon.

The Re-Nylon bag collection by Prada

The iconic black nylon backpack of Prada was introduced in 1984 when minimalism was not trendy yet, and it became a fashion icon of the ’90s. This year, the brand launched a pioneering new project, Re-Nylon, introducing a sustainable line of the iconic Prada bag silhouettes executed in regenerated ECONYL® nylon, coming from nylon waste.

Falabella Go by Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney’s latest edition in the Autumn 2017 collection was the classic Falabella GO bag, now made with ECONYL® regenerated yarn. The bags featured the signature braided Falabella chain detail, designed for both play and function.

Skidoo Infinity by Napapijri — The trully circular jacket

The latest example of an iconic product redesigned to be more sustainable is an iteration of Napapijri’s iconic Skidoo jacket first designed in 1987. Napapijri is a subsidiary of VF, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies.

Skidoo Infinity by Napapijri, made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon.

The American flag on the Moon

For the sake of closing with a provocation and a massive landmark of history, one that is a small step for man and a giant leap for mankind, it’s worth remembering that the American flag on the Moon is one of the first and most famous objects made with nylon. It was the perfect material: light, tough and compact. To make it more accessible to the astronauts, the flag was installed on the handrail of the LEM stairs, inside a protective shell that could resist to 1.400°C of the touchdown. Now that humanity is back into the space exploration adventure, we can wonder if the next flag, maybe on Mars, will be made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon instead of one from virgin oil.

Photo by NASA on Unsplash
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