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Prada Launches Recycled Plastic Capsule Collection, Sets Goal to Stop Using New Nylon

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Prada's classic nylon bags are getting a green makeover. The fashion house just launched a new initiative called Re-Nylon, which is kicking off with a revamped capsule collection of the iconic nylon bags, but made from regenerated nylon called ECONYL instead of virgin plastic. Prada also announced its intention to replace all new nylon in its collections with ECONYL nylon by 2021.

As Prada explains in a press release, textile company Aquafil is able to turn plastic waste from oceans, fishing nets, landfills, and textile fiber waste into ECONYL, a fiber that can reportedly be recycled indefinitely. The fiber will be used to make every item in the collection, which includes: belt bags, shoulder bags, tote bags, duffles, and backpacks. The items will look identical to their original virgin nylon counterparts, except they will feature Prada Re-Nylon logos designed by OMA/AMO in one of five colors, which are "representing the five continents." Any guesses as to which two continents got the short end of the stick here?