EVENING STANDARD – Time for a sea change: fashion labels are looking to transform our ocean trash into style treasures

Because polluting is rubbish

By Hannah Rochell

The fashion industry doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to the environment.


Speaking of Stella McCartney, it probably won’t come as a huge surprise, given its vegetarian credentials, that this is another brand dabbling in upcycling. Having perfected vegan leather, it uses a yarn called ECONYL® — a regenerated nylon made from waste including industrial plastic and fishing nets — to create rucksacks.



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