Burberry’s eco-friendly capsule collection is made from eco-waste
Burberry has unveiled its latest capsule collection, which includes a reinvention of the brand’s lightweight classic coat, all created from recycled waste.
The brand made use of ECONYL regenerated nylon – which is made from fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial nylon waste – as material for the collection.
Using recycled materials in its clothes is just one of the ’50 disruptions’ the company has said it is putting in place throughout its supply chain.
The collection – which was unveiled in part on Burberry’s Instagram account – shows off a new Monogram Jacquard Parka – which features a modern silhouette and logo-print taping.
Talking about its use of materials, Pam Batty, VP of Corporate Responsibility at Burberry, said the move is all part of the brand’s vision for a carbon-neutral 2022.
"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 said.
Giulio Bonazzi President and CEO of Aquafil – the manufacturer of ECONYL – said he was glad to be working with Burberry.
"We believe innovative fibres 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."