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 yarn producer, Aquafil, in a bold move towards sustainability.
So what exactly is this material? “Econyl nylon is obtained through the recycling and purification process of plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets, and textile fibre waste”, the brand explains.