31 Jul 2018

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

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Because polluting is rubbish

By Hannah Rochell


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

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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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