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Stella McCartney’s Falabella GO bag gets sustainability boost

Made from Aquafil’s 100% regenerated nylon, the brand furthers its commitment to conserving our oceans.

27th June 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London

Sustainable

As part of Stella McCartney’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and the conservation of our oceans, the designer’s latest addition is the Autumn 2017 collection of Falabella GO bags, now made with Aquafil’s 100% regenerated Econyl yarn. The yarn is made of converted ocean waste, further expanding Stella McCartney’s efforts to clean up our oceans through the use of alternative materials, the company reports.

Every 10,000 tonnes of Econyl produced saves 70 thousand barrels of crude oil by avoiding extraction. Aquafil’s Econyl Regeneration System diverts waste from landfills and oceans through the recovery of abandoned fishing nets and other discarded nylon waste.

Autumn 2017 collection of Falabella GO bags. © Stella McCartney/Aquafil

This waste is reborn through Aquafil’s innovative regeneration system – an example of the circular economy. It is said to offer the same quality and performance as traditional nylon, but with the ability to be regenerated an infinite number of times without any loss in quality, the manufacturer explains.

Sustainability commitments

As a vegetarian brand that never uses leather, fur, skins or feather in any products for both ethical and environmental reasons, Stella McCartney has made a firm commitment to being a responsible and modern company.

“This partnership represents the future of fashion,” said Aquafil CEO, Giulio Bonazzi. “It proves that when sustainable ingredients are of the highest quality, they will be adopted by brands from sportswear to luxury. When sustainability is treated with the same reverence as performance and quality, we see beautiful and impactful collections take the stage.”

Stella McCartney’s Falabella GO bags feature the signature braided Falabella chain detail designed for both play and function. The Autumn 2017 bags will be available online and in stores worldwide next month at retail prices ranging from US$ 260 for a cosmetics case to US$ 1,025 for a travel duffle.

www.aquafil.com

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