By Lauren Rearick
American youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman travelled to Slovenia to see old fishing nets and carpets being turned into nylon for use in Prada’s iconic bags
Prada announced in June that by 2021 the brand would use only recycled nylon in its products, and in a new video, viewers are guided through how that mission is being accomplished. In What We Carry, a video series centred around Prada’s efforts to be more sustainable, Amanda Gorman, Prada reporter and American youth poet laureate, travels to Slovenia to learn more about recycled nylon.
Teaming up with Arthur Huang of National Geographic, Amanda explores Aquafil’s Econyl production plant, where the yarn used in Prada’s Re-Nylon bags is created.
Prior to that 2021 deadline, Prada unveiled a Re-Nylon collection that features six bags made using Econyl, the recycled nylon made by Aquafil, which is featured in Amanda’s episode.