Please invest in Our Daily Planet today, by making a one time or monthly contribution.
We do not charge our readers a subscription fee for our content. We want to continue to grow our readership, particularly among millennials and public servants. Voluntary contributions from readers will help us employ interns and freelance journalists, expand our content, and reach a larger audience.
Fashion house Prada is transforming the material used to make its iconic nylon bags and accessories, which have been a brand staple since 1984, into something more sustainable. The company is partnering with Aquafil, an Italian textile producer, to produce sustainable nylon, Econyl. This material can be continuously recycled, is made out plastic waste from oceans and fishing nets as well as textile fiber waste.
Proud to be Prada: Prada intends to convert all of its virgin nylon into Econyl by 2021, and in the meantime has launched a new capsule collection, Re-Nylon, consisting of six classic Prada nylon bags made from the environmentally friendly material. As Lorenzo Bertelli, the Prada Group Head of Marketing and Communication, told CNN “This collection will allow us to make our contribution and create products without using new resources.” Prada’s transition to Econyl aligns with Prada’s recent decision to go fur-free, along with the sister line Miu Miu, and highlights the brand’s continued effort towards promoting a responsible business
Much Needed Move: Currently, the fashion industry is the second-largest polluter in the world. From the toxic waste of textile factories that get dumped into rivers to the millions of microfibers released into our oceans due to synthetic garments, the environmental impact of what we wear is staggering. Synthetic fibers like nylon are plastic fibers can take up to 200 years to decompose and yet still are used in 72 percent of all manufactured clothing.
Why This Matters: While Prada as a brand may not be accessible to many consumers, it’s a major player in the fashion industry and can influence other fashion houses and retail brands to follow suit and address the nylon pollution problem. As you might recall Miranda Priestly explaining to us, big fashion houses set the tone for the materials and styles that will become widely sold. Prada is about as big as it gets and hopefully, can make an impact on the future of textile manufacturing.
While an Olympic medal is special in its own right, the ones being handed out at the Tokyo 2020 games come with a little extra magic. After Tokyo won its bid to host the games, the Tokyo Medal Project, called on the Japanese people to donate their old recycled old electronic gadgets such as smartphones […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new series of bills have been introduced in Congress that aim to quell food waste. These bills — the Zero Food Waste Act, and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques Act (COMPOST) —will reduce food waste and in turn help create jobs, slow climate […]
Two dozen goats were unleashed in Manhattan’s Riverside park last week to get to work chomping down on invasive weeds. Crowds of spectators went to the park Wednesday to witness the ceremonial “running of the goats,” as the animals were released into the area, where they enjoyed a multi-course meal of Japanese knotweed, porcelain berry, multiflora rose, and even […]
Our Daily Planet is your daily dose of the stories shaping our world and the ways that you can take action. From the climate crisis to the protection of biodiversity, if these issues matter to you then please subscribe & stay informed!
Your privacy is Important! We promise never to use your email address to send you spam or advertisements.