By Danielle Wightman-Stone
Napapijri, a subsidiary of VF Corp, has been recognised with the prestigious Cradle to Cradle Certified gold level certification, the world’s most advanced standard for safe, circular and responsible materials and products, for its circular series of recyclable jackets.
Each of the jackets are fully circular, and 100 percent recyclable due to their mono-material composition. Fillings and trims are made of Nylon 6 (Polyamide 6), while the fabric is made of Econyl regenerated nylon, a high-performance yarn recycled from discarded fishing nets and other waste materials.
The jackets are also linked to a take-back program that allows customers to return them to Napapijri after two years from purchase and to be transformed into new fabric through the Econyl regenerated system, which the company states is “just the beginning”.