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Burberry teams up with Econyl to launch bio-based spring/summer collection

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“By inviting customers to learn more about the sustainable credentials of our products through our labelling programme, we are helping them to better understand our initiatives and the breadth of the ambition of our Responsibility Agenda.”

UK fashion giant Burberry has teamed up with Aquafil’s Econyl to produce a new spring/summer 2020 collection made from materials like recycled fishing nets.

The new collection is called ‘ReBurberry Edit’.

ReBurberry Edit comprises 26 styles crafted from sustainable materials used across the British luxury label’s entire product range. The ‘Edit’ features trench coats, parkas, capes and accessories created from Econyl (@ECONYL) – a recycled nylon made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic – as well as a range of eyewear crafted from bio-based acetate.

Additional outerwear pieces in the collection are made using a new nylon that has been developed from renewable resources such as castor oil, and a polyester yarn made from recycled plastic bottles, Burberry (@Burberry) said in a statement.

The unveiling of the collection coincides with the global rollout of new eco-labelling providing shoppers with an insight into the sustainable components featured in the products, such as their composition of organic content or recycled natural fibres, and their carbon footprint. The labels will be featured across all key product categories.

The brand has previously announced a goal of becoming carbon neutral in its own operational energy use and obtaining 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2022.

According to Burberry, two-thirds of its products currently bear more than one “positive attribute”, with a goal for all products by 2022. These positive attributes relate to a broad range of social and environmental programmes such as recycled natural fibre content; recycled synthetic fibre content; organic content, including cotton and wool; and worker health and well-being.

Pam Batty, vice president of corporate responsibility at Burberry, said: “At the half-way point of our Responsibility Strategy to 2022, we remain dedicated to delivering tangible progress against our social and environmental targets, and our holistic, product-focused sustainability programmes are central to this.”

Batty added: “By inviting customers to learn more about the sustainable credentials of our products through our labelling programme, we are helping them to better understand our initiatives and the breadth of the ambition of our Responsibility Agenda. We strongly believe that driving positive change through all of our products at every stage of the value chain is crucial to building a more sustainable future for our whole industry.”


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