Prada’s Game-Changing Re-Nylon Collection Finally Arrives in New Zealand

Prada’s exciting regenerative collection has finally landed on New Zealand shores. 

An evolution of Prada’s commitment to responsible retail and sustainability, the Re-Nylon collection has won over eco-conscious fashion lovers since it first debuted in 2019.

Now, the exciting collection is available in New Zealand. An emblem of Prada’s stamp of modern luxury, Re-Nylon signals the fashion house’s next step in sustainable fabric technology.

Blending sustainability and luxury, the material is defined by its impressive ability to regenerate – made from 100 per cent sustainable regenerated nylon. The innovative material is created from recycled plastic collected from oceans, fishing nets, landfills and textile waste.

The Prada Re-Nylon collection translates this eco-conscious material with their signature ready-to-wear pieces in a stunning collection of looks. Sportswear elements are fused with luxurious silhouettes, with elegant cocktail dresses, women’s cocoon-coats and tailored overcoats for men.

Sportswear chic also features in the collection, with padded jackets and athletic-detailed trousers, shorts and t-shirts. The collection also pays homage to the iconic 1984 Prada nylon backpack, reimagining pocket and buckle details in dresses.

“By seemingly reworking the Prada backpack into a dress, it also echoes the notion of recycling and regeneration, the changing of old into new that is central to the ethos of Re-Nylon,” says the fashion house.

Moving beyond apparel, the collection also includes Re-Nylon footwear, hats, bags and more.

The Prada Re-Nylon collection is available exclusively in Prada Queen Street from 22 October 2020.

Turning Crab Shells Into T-Shirts: Allbirds Launches Innovative Apparel

Allbirds has dropped their first t-shirt apparel, made from an unlikely material sourced from the sea. 

A few years ago, you wouldn’t think of turning sugarcane into shoes or crab shells into t-shirts.

But now, with sustainability moving to the fashion industry mainstream, repurposed and environmentally-conscious materials are becoming a sought-after staple – and Allbirds is at the forefront with their latest launch.

The TrinoXO Tee is the latest expansion in the Allbirds offering, a simple, soft t-shirt using their revolutionary materials.

Featuring their signature Trino yarn, the wool is spun with chitosan, a natural fibre derived from the shells of crabs that would otherwise have been thrown out.

True to Allbirds boundary-pushing reputation, it’s the first time the pure chitosan fibre has been used in apparel at this scale.

It boasts a 20 per cent lower carbon footprint than a standard polyester t-shirt, partly due to the clever material design that keeps it fresher for longer and requires fewer washes.

The TrinoXO Tee is the company’s second foray outside of apparel, after their Trino Underwear collection which launched earlier this year.

Click here to shop the Allbirds TrinoXO Tee.