08 Jun 2019

GLAMOUR – These 6 fashion brands are creating pieces from ocean waste that wouldn’t look out of place in the world’s chicest wardrobes

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By Charlie Teather


You may think you *know* how bad plastic is, and you *know* that it’s damaging our oceans, but did you know that every minute, the equivalent of a dump truck of plastic enters the ocean?
Did you know that an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic pollutes our oceans every year?
Did you know that by 2050 it’s estimated there will be more plastic than fish by weight?
Did you know also that, at some point in our lives, we’ll consume fish that has digested plastic microfibres?

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1. REFORMATION
One of Instagram’s most popular brands, Reformation’s entire ethos is based around sustainable and ethical practices. Their latest collection of swimwear is not only chic, but also created using Econyl; a regenerated nylon fibre made from fishing nets from the ocean and other waste from landfills.

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2. STELLA MCCARTNEY
Known just as well for her commitment to ethical and sustainable practices as she is for her brilliant designs, Stella McCartney is unsurprisingly also experimenting with fabrics made from ocean waste and much of her sportswear line is crafted from Econyl.

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5. RICHARD MALONE

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Featuring outfits made from Econyl via global textile company, Aquafil, Richard was praised for his creation of beautiful, functional, and sustainable designs.

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