Prada, the iconic luxury fashion house, recently announced the launch of its Re-Nylon Collection as part of a new sustainability initiative. Earlier this year, Prada also announced it would stop using fur and released a sustainability policy stating the brand was committed to only using sustainable products by 2021.
The new collection features recycled nylon known as Econyl that is made from plastic fishing nets and textile fiber waste. The Re-Nylon Collection will potentially save up to 70,000 barrels of oil per 10,000 tons of Econyl, according to Aquafil. The launch of the new collection will be accompanied by a series of videos produced by National Geographic that explores how Econyl is made.
Prada is among many businesses to publicly announce efforts to reduce pollution through the use of recycled materials and a more effective production process.
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