Stella McCartney has always been a friend to the Earth. Her entire brand has been vegan ever since she launched it in 2001, she’s partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network in the past, and has always made the extra effort to use alternative, eco-friendly materials in her products.
Now, the designer has partnered with the organization Parley for the Oceans, which aids in reducing ocean waste. Every year, approximately 4.8-12.7 million metric tons of plastic waste finds its way into the ocean, in turn wreaking havoc on the ocean and its marine life. To combat this, Stella McCartney is working with Parley to introduce Ocean Fabric to her line. This fabric is made of pollution recovered from the ocean, such as old fishing nets and bottles.
McCartney has worked with Parley in the past, for her Adidas by Stella collection that was made of Ocean Fabric. Since each pair of shoes was made from fabric produced by eleven plastic bottles, it’s obvious that McCartney will make an even greater impact by using this fabric in her clothing line. We’re excited to see what she puts out later in the year, and so happy that she’s taking steps to clean up our oceans!