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 company.
Prada has partnered with textile producer Aquafil, which manufactures ECONYL from plastic waste from oceans and fishing nets as well as textile fiber waste.
The material can be recycled over and over again without losing quality, and Prada plans to make all of its nylon products from ECONYL but the end of 2021.
Aquafil Chairman Giulio Bonazzi added that his company is happy to collaborate on the capsule collection and partner with Prada in making its nylon production more sustainable.
“With this project Prada marks the step, taking on a leading role in environmental sustainability among Italian brands,” said Bonazzi in the press release.