By Arthur Friedman
Designer Jonathan Cohen embraced the environmental properties of Econyl nylon to create his Fall/Winter 2020 capsule collection.
Shown at New York Fashion Week, the collection is meant to promote and symbolize zero-waste design and is an expression of integrating the beauty of nature with premium fashion.
“We believe it is vital for designers to take responsibility for the waste they produce,” Cohen said. “Designing with Econyl yarn has given me the opportunity to get creative and reinvent waste into vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces that amalgamate the essences of nature with the Jonathan Cohen woman.”
“The abundance of waste in our landfills and oceans is harming our environment,” said Giulio Bonazzi, president and CEO of Aquafil, which makes Econyl nylon. “By turning waste into high-quality, regenerable fibers, Econyl regenerated nylon helps leaders in the fashion industry create beautiful textiles without depleting scarce resources.”
Econyl yarn helps divert global waste such as fishnets, carpets, textile scraps and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans. More than 1,000 brands use it to produce a wide range of textile products, such as sportswear, swimwear, bags, eyewear and carpets.