VOGUE – Burberry Is Launching Trench Coats Made From Recycled Fishing Nets
by Alice Cary
In ‘Get Your Greens’, an ongoing series in line with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, British Vogue explores how the industry is advancing towards a greener future.
Seeking ways to reboot your classic Burberry trench coat? Now, you can take it in nylon developed from castor oil and a polyester yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. In celebration of Earth Day 2020, Burberry has launched the ReBurberry Edit – a collection of 26 styles made using the “latest innovations in sustainable material science”.
Materials including bio-based acetate have been used to create sunglasses, while Econyl (a recycled nylon made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic) has been used to make trench coats, parkas and accessories.