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.

From July 2023, 1% of Prada Re-Nylon proceeds fund the SEA BEYOND project.

“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

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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

ECONYL IN NUMBERS For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® created



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.

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15 October 2020
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