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A vital component of Prada’s heritage and a hallmark of its approach to contemporary fashion, nylon is an emblem of the brand’s DNA. The Prada Re-Nylon project represents a commitment to sustainability and truly responsible practices. The Group has converted all the production of virgin nylon into regenerated nylon.
“Our commitment to Prada Re-Nylon highlights our continued efforts towards promoting responsible business. This collection allows us to make our contribution and create products without using new resources.”
Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Marketing Director & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
The Prada Re-Nylon project is the result of a partnership between Prada and Aquafil, an Italian textile yarn producer with over half a century of expertise in creating synthetic fibres. Aquafil is renowned for its investment in groundbreaking research and development of sustainable materials, producing new from old.
Prada Re-Nylon is made of ECONYL®, a regenerated-nylon yarn that can be recycled an indefinite number of times without affecting the quality of the material. ECONYL® yarn is made by recycling discarded plastic collected from landfill sites and oceans across the whole planet.
Gathering of waste materials: fishing nets, discarded nylon, carpet and industrial waste are sorted and cleaned to maximise the quantity of recovered 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 are re-transformed into polymers and threads through a new polymerization process
Prada Re-Nylon was launched in 2019 with a capsule collection of bags for men and women. The following year, the product line was expanded into Prada ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear.