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Prada’s Sustainable Luxury Bag Collection

Updated : 14-Oct-2020

Re-Nylon Collection

The Prada Re-Nylon collection launches with six classic styles, both for men and women using ECONYL®, a regenerated-nylon yarn that can be recycled an indefinite number of times without affecting the quality of the material. ECONYL® is proprietary of Aquafil and is obtained through the recycling and purification process of plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets, and textile fibre waste.

Company Name

Prada Group, Aquafil

Headquarters

Italy

Product Launched in

June 2019

Sustainability Benefits

  • Nylon waste normally destined for disposal, are recovered and transformed into a new yarn, having the same characteristics as nylon.
  • Every 10,000 tons of Econyl saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil and saves 57,100 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

USP

  • Performance of Econyl is the same as the original raw material.
  • Econyl can be used for apparel and interior decoration purposes

End user sector

  • Garment and Apparel Manufacturers
  • Sustainable Textile Production Facilities
  • Eco-Fibre Distributors

How does this work?

  • Gathering of waste materials: fishing nets, discarded nylon, carpet and industrial waste are sorted and cleaned to maximize the quantity of recuperated nylon.
  • Regeneration and purification: through a chemical de-polymerization procedure, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. - At production plants in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Arco, Italy, the recycled materials is re-transformed into polymers and threads through a new polymerization process.

About the Company

 

Prada Group

Prada S.p.A. is a global leader in the luxury goods industry. The Group, which owns the Prada, Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe brands, produces and distributes luxury leather goods, footwear and apparel.

Aquafil

Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of Polyamide 6: a landmark in terms of quality and product innovation. Additionally, the Group is a leader in the research of new production models for sustainable development.

Stakeholders

  • Designers (Textile and fashion designers)
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Value chain components

    • Apparel or accessories

    Product Category

    • Personal accessories

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