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THE PRADA RE-NYLON PROJECT

Through the eyes of National Geographic explorers and their eco-conscious celebrity companions, Prada is on a journey to explore the responsibility we all carry to reduce the plastic polluting our natural world.

FIVE CONTINENTS

Across five continents, our presenters meet the people who turn trash into treasure as they upcycle plastic waste into the sustainable nylon that makes Prada’s iconic new bags.

Changing fashion for a changing world

Prada’s Re-Nylon Project collection is created using ECONYL®, a recycled nylon thread reclaimed from fish nets, carpet scraps, and other plastic waste sourced from recycling initiatives around the world.

EUROPE

Ljubljana, Slovenia

VIDEO

The end of the thread

Clothing offcuts, fish nets, carpet scraps, ghost nets. All waste collected, and all the effort to collect it culminates in Slovenia – where poet Amanda Gorman joins National Geographic explorer Arthur Huang to see how it’s all turned into valuable new resource.s

GALLERY

Shaping fashion’s future

A look into the planet preserving philosophy behind ECONYL, and it’s potential to fit into a more circular world of fashion.

LISTICLE

Four pioneers closing the loop

Human beings are taking matters into their own hands as volunteers trap ghost nets floating through the deep, patrols protect fragile coral reefs and conservationists use satellites to help keep our blue planet in balance.

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ASIA

Ganzhou, China

VIDEO

A scrap of difference

With around a hundred billion garments produced each year, there’s a lot of hidden waste from offcuts. Actor Wei Daxun joins National Geographic photojournalist Hannah Reyes Morales to visit the factory in China modelling more sustainable practices.

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OCEANIA

Wellington, New Zealand

VIDEO

Our haunted oceans

Actor Alex Fitzalan and marine biologist Asha de Vos head off the coast of New Zealand to meet the volunteer divers who wrestle deadly ghost nets out of the sea.

GALLERY

New Zealand’s ghost gear hunters

Meet the divers who spend their weekends catching abandoned ghost nets that kill millions of marine animals – so they can be recycled into new products instead.

LISTICLE

Four ways humans are tackling the crisis in our oceans

Human beings are taking matters into their own hands as volunteers trap ghost nets floating through the deep, patrols protect fragile coral reefs and conservationists use satellites to help keep our blue planet in balance.

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AFRICA

LAKE OSSA, CAMEROON

VIDEO

Fishing for opportunity

Model Adut Akech Bior and National Geographic explorer Joseph Cutler meet the people who pull abandoned fishnets from Lake Ossa to be turned into pristine nylon.

GALLERY

Life in Lake Ossa

The Douala-Edéa Landscape is home to Lake Ossa, and the numerous aquatic animals that live in it. Find out how fishnets becoming fashion helps to protect biodiversity in the area.

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NORTH AMERICA

ARIZONA, USA

VIDEO

Giving new life to old carpets

Actor and activist Bonnie Wright joins creative conservationist Asher Jay to discover how a factory in Phoenix is turning carpet scraps into highways… and high fashion.

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