Fashion United ECONYL
11/07/2019

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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04/07/2019

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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Living ECONYL
08/07/2019

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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Forbes CDLP
10/07/2019

FORBES – How CDLP Is Reshaping How Men Shop For Swimwear By Introducing Sustainability

By Joseph DeAcetis Now, let’s talk about swimming. Swimming is the one sport that did not start out as a playful recreation for the rich and famous. However, even though it strips you down, swimwear still manages to dress you up. In modern times, swimwear particularly offers such tremendous variety. (…) The most recent swimwear […]

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breitling
20/06/2019

BLOOMBERG – These Dive Watches Can Go Deep In the Ocean—And Help Save It, Too

By Mark P Bernardo A new crop of luxury timepieces brings environmental awareness, and support of ocean-related eco-charities, to haute horology. Wristwatches have been worn for diving, sailing, and other maritime activities, at least since the first waterproof watch case, the Rolex Oyster, made its debut in 1926. In more recent times, some of the […]

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Guardian Econyl
01/07/2019

THE GUARDIAN – Rental jeans and recycled swimsuits – six revolutionary fashion brands

By Paula Cocozza Innovative small labels are at the cutting edge of ethical fashion, and the wider industry is taking note Globally, nearly three-fifths of clothing ends up in an incinerator or landfill site within a year of being made. Shopping for clothes is no longer a harmless pastime; it is yet another painful frontier […]

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Econyl swimsuit
04/07/2019

EVENING STANDARD – How to have a sustainable summer

By Samuel Fishwick From reef-safe suncream to natural BBQs, and recycled swimwear to cardboard tents — the best season of the year has had a conscious upgrade. Samuel Fishwick has a guide to guilt-free getaways that don’t need to cost the earth How eco-friendly is your pool float? Last year, the flamingo was the inflatable […]

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Glamour Prada
25/06/2019

GLAMOUR – Prada re-launches its cult nylon bag in recycled ocean plastic

By Charlie Teathre Sustainability has hit the high-end. The world of high-end fashion has often shunned sustainability in favour of exclusive, occasionally controversial fabrics – with Stella McCartney the only luxury label truly committed to conscious practices. (…) Re-launching their cult nylon bags in Econyl (a unique, regenerated nylon), Prada have teamed up with textile […]

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Prada-Re-Nylon_BOF
24/06/2019

BUSINESS OF FASHION – Prada Sets Goal to Phase Out Virgin Nylon by 2021

By Sarah Kent The Italian luxury group is launching a range of its nylon bags using recycled material, joining a spate of brands that have introduced similar initiatives. LONDON, United Kingdom—When Prada started selling nylon bags in the 1980s, it was an iconoclastic move that shook the luxury industry. Now, the Italian brand wants to […]

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25/06/2019

CNN STYLE – Prada launches sustainable nylon drive

By Jack Guy Prada has long been known for its nylon bags, and now the Italian fashion house is making the products more sustainable. As part of the Re-Nylon project, a new line of Prada bag silhouettes will be made from a regenerated nylon material known as ECONYL, according to a press release from the […]

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26/06/2019

REFINERY29 – Watch Prada Reinvent Its Iconic Nylon Bag With An Eco-Friendly Touch

By Channing Hargrove As discussions around sustainability and ethical responsibility (at long last!) move to the forefront of the fashion industry, more brands are working to implement lasting, positive change — including Prada. In May, the luxury Godmother of global fashion announced the brand would no longer use fur. And this week, Prada’s 21st century […]

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24/06/2019

FORBES – Prada’s Popular Nylon Bags To Be Made Using Only Yarns From Recycled Plastic Waste

by Mario Abad Luxury fashion brand Prada has announced a brand new sustainability initiative: All of its popular nylon products will now made made using ECONYL, a regenerated nylon fabric that’s obtained through “the recycling and purification process of plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets, and textile fibre waste,” taking effect in 2021. The […]

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