Burberry introduces Econyl nylon

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2019-08-06 12:55:00 –

British fashion brand Burberry has announced the launch of a collection made with Econyl; a ‘sustainable’ nylon yarn made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic.

This marks the latest brand to incorporate the increasingly popular Econyl into its range, joining counterparts such as Levi’s, Prada and Tchibo.

Pam Batty, VP of corporate responsibility at Burberry, said: “exploring and using innovative materials that foster circularity is central to creating a more sustainable fashion industry. We are proud to use the Econyl yarn in this collection because it shows how we can actively tackle a problem like plastic waste and create beautiful, luxury products at the same time.

“This collection is just one of the ways Burberry is actively disrupting and improving every stage of how we create our products because we know our industry can play a key role in building a more sustainable future through science and innovation,” she added.

Giulio Bonazzi, CEO at Aquafil said: “we are delighted to collaborate with Burberry for this capsule collection. We believe innovative fibers like Econyl regenerated nylon are the future and are proud to support brands who use our yarns, transforming waste into incredible designs and raising the profile and possibilities of a more circular fashion system.”

Burberry made headlines for the wrong reasons last year when it was revealed that the brand burnt US$37.8 million worth of unsold products. However, it has since ended this practice and embarked on a more ‘sustainable’ path.

Last month, Ecotextile News reported that Burberry built on its existing 2022 sustainability commitments with the announcement of two new ambitious climate goals, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, which provide companies with a pathway to sustainability by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

The new commitments relate to significantly reducing its scope one to three greenhouse gas emissions by 2022 and 2030 respectively, and are aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal to maintain the warming rate of 1.5°C.

Burberry has also introduced Refibra, a new yarn produced by upcycling cotton leftovers from the company’s Yorkshire mill, to make its dust bags for all jewellery, shows and leather goods.

Courtesy: EcoTextile News

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