Prada has just announced that the fashion house is now going to release a bag line that is made entirely out of regenerated nylon material. The new bag line is going to be apart of the Re-Nylon project, which is going to partner Prada with the textile producer Aquafil. Together the two companies are going to manufacture ECONYL from plastic waste in the oceans.
ECONYL is a product that is created from plastic and textile fibrous waste, which can be used over again. Prada plans to incorporate ECONYL into their bag lines, and the brand hopes that by the end of 2021, all of their nylon products are going to be made from ECONYL.
Nylon has one of the greatest strengths and durability in fashion, but it has a high impact on the environment if it finds its way out into the natural world. Prada hopes to use nylon material that has thrown away as waste in their new line to raise awareness toward sustainable fashion.
The Prada Re-Neylon collection is going to contain six bags that are made for both men and women. A portion of each sale made is going to go to an environment-oriented project to raise awareness and money.
This new line has been one of the few decisions that Prada as made in recent months that is moving toward climate change and environmental rights. In May of 2019, Prada announced that the brand was no longer going to use fur products in any of their designs beginning in February 2020. These may be small changes, but for one of the largest fashion houses in the world, it can be a catalyst for larger-scale events in the future. For now, be sure to look out for Prada’s Re-Nylon project that is going to hit stores soon.