How our Close-the-Loop parka is different
Our parka marks luxury fashion’s first ‘full cycle’ commercial take-back scheme, created through continuous innovations and our long-term supplier partnership with Aquafil – the creators of ECONYL® regenerated nylon. We are not just designing for the current system, but ‘closing the loop’ on resource use and making it our responsibility.
To enable the jacket to fit within this system, we intentionally created a monomaterial garment – crafted entirely from one material, ECONYL®, and not requiring any intervention or deconstruction in order to be recycled. The main fabric, poppers, zips and all other features are made from this infinitely regenerable nylon.
What does this mean?
a. Plastic waste is removed from landfills to produce ECONYL® yarn
b. Waste gets turned into a new product
c. Because of this, we do not need to create and extract new resource-intensive virgin materials
This is the circular economy in practice and is only the start of something bigger at Stella McCartney.