Weekend Max Mara to include garments made with NewLife polyester yarn

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-01-03 10:00:00 – Italy

Weekend Max Mara, Italian luxury women's wear brand, in its new year’s spring/summer collection has planned to include garments made with Newlife polyester yarns from recycled plastic bottles.

Newlife yarn is made from recycled polyester derived from post-consumer PET waste such as plastic bottles sourced and converted in Italy. The platform includes POY, flat, textured, microfibre and hollow section yarns for a range of applications including fashion and sportswear.

Its sustainable benefits mean that 30 1.5l PET bottles are needed to produce 1kg of Newlife yarn - saving 2.4 tons of plastic from going to landfill for each ton of Newlife produced.

Weekend Max Mara in its capsule line to include a flared trench, a collarless jacket, a T-shirt and a pencil skirt. The Newlife garments by Weekend Max Mara will be available at from this month in 1500 stores in 50 countries.

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