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Stella McCartney's New Swimwear Range Is Made From Fishing Nets

by Laura Barns

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Stella McCartney’s latest sustainable collection Stellawear is made from recycled fishing nets and can be worn as lingerie or swimwear.

Called Stellawear, the line—consisting of bandeaus, briefs, and bodysuits—can be worn as lingerie or swimwear.

The new Stella McCartney swimwear collection features better-for-the-Earth materials, such as Roica Eco-Smart yarn, which is made from pre-consumer recycled content. Other materials include Econyl—regenerated nylon made from carpets, fabric waste, and fishing nets.

McCartney says the company’s use of Econyl, also featured in the brand’s collection of Falabella GO bags, has prevented more than 10 tonnes of nylon from going to the landfill.

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Stella McCartney and vegan fashion

In March, the brand introduced the world’s first-ever garments made entirely with biotechnology company Bolt Threads’ sustainable mushroom leather. Known as Mylo, the vegan leather is natural and biodegradable.

The Adidas by Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection also favoured sustainability. The activewear collection, called FUTUREPLAYGROUND, features ocean plastic waste and recycled materials from Parley for the Oceans.

In addition to animal-derived leather, the company has never used fur, animal skins, or feathers in any of its products. 

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Laura Barns
by Laura Barns

Laura is our Copywriter, who is obsessed with the Hearty Roots Stew (and has been known to eat a double serve for lunch on more than one occasion). On her day off you’ll find her walking her puppy Ralph, stopping off at bookshops and cocktail bars along the way. 

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