Prada Re-Nylon #4 - China
Prada Re-Nylon #4 - China

Prada Re-Nylon #4 - China

Turning trash into treasure, Prada Re-Nylon champions the use of regenerated nylon ECONYL® as the foundation of a new circular supply chain in fashion - recycling discarded waste and using it to invent a new, entirely sustainable breed of Prada's signature nylon fabric for the 21st century. Re-Nylon is a unique initiative, in line with the innovation that is the hallmark of Prada.

Unravelling the threads that make up Prada Re-Nylon, What We Carry is a branded content series of films that explore the diverse multinational sources of resources - from the deep ocean to the factory floor - and chart the sustainable materials harnessed used to create ECONYL®.

For the fourth instalment of What We Carry, National Geographic Explorer and photo journalist Hannah Reyes Morales and Chinese actor and Prada reporter Wei Daxun travel to China - renowned for centuries as a home of textile production. They have visited the clothing factory Parawin in Ganzhou City, part of the province of Jiangxi in southeastern China - housing around 300 workers across every part of garment production, from pattern cutting to construction and finishing.

 

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As illustrated at Parawin, during the manufacture of clothes as much as 80% of fabric can be discarded after pattern-cutting - often consigned to landfill, where textile waste comprises 15% of global landfill levels. In collaboration with ECONYL® textile yarn producer Aquafil, Parawin are now committed to recycling their discarded textile cuttings: offcuts are organised via fiber content and transported regularly to Aquafil’s Shanghai base, to be transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon, and then woven into Prada Re-Nylon. Parawin are the first factory to partner with Aquafil to recycle their waste fabric - but they blaze a trail to be followed by others.

 

ECONYL® yarn is totally recyclable, and can be regenerated an infinite number of times: so Prada Re-Nylon bucks damaging age-old convention of garment production. This is fashion created with no waste, and open to boundless possibilities. After episodes charting the recycling of diverse, divergent materials - carpet in North America, discarded fishing-nets in Australia and Africa - this penultimate chapter focuses on waste within the fashion industry itself, which is address, combatted, and ultimately reversed through the endlessly recyclable nature of Prada Re-Nylon. It shows that what we carry can make a difference.

 

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Prada再生尼龙重新演绎了“永恒”这一真正能够永久持续的概念。

再生尼龙是实现完全可持续性的重要进程,也是Prada迈向其终极目标—2021年前完成纯尼龙到ECONYL®再生尼龙彻底转化的重要一步。表达了Prada集团致力于推进可持续平衡、在日常工作中回馈社会的企业文化。

ECONYL®再生尼龙由Prada和面料生产商Aquafil联合推出,通过收集海洋中的废弃塑料、渔网和纺织纤维废料,循环利用并提纯生产。ECONYL®再生尼龙可通过解聚和再聚合技术无限循环,并且不会影响材料的质量。

基于环保意识和责任的重要性,Prada会将再生尼龙胶囊系列的部分销售收入捐赠给环境可持续性项目。Prada正与联合国教科文组织合作开展教育活动,以塑料和循环经济为课题为来自多个国家的学生授课。该教育项目旨在通过学习和行动两个板块提高学生的环保意识。

 

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