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Stella McCartney creates her first garment with organic recycling

In the middle of COP28, the British designer presented her new parka created in association with the American biological recycling company Protein Evolution.

It is considered the first garment manufactured in the world with biological recycling, which is a great advance for the fashion industry in a context where many brands seek to reduce their environmental impact.

It was made using artificial intelligence and biology to produce polyester raw materials from plastic waste.

The design is inspired by parachute styles from all Stella McCartney collections and uses fabric made with Protein Evolution’s Biopure technology. It transforms waste rigid packaging and industrial textile strapping, previously used to secure international cargo containers, into polyester that looks “like new.”

Biopure takes advantage of AI-designed enzymes and during its process breaks down polyester waste into new polyester raw materials that are indistinguishable from the petroleum-derived raw materials used in polyester manufacturing to this day. Once reintegrated into the manufacturing process, these materials give the result an infinitely recyclable polyester.

McCartney, who is known for pursuing sustainable alternatives, was an early investor and brand partner of Protein Evolution.

“Over the last year, Protein Evolution has taken unused fabrics from my previous collections to trial and test their circular textile-to-textile process. This allowed my workshop to design and create the beautiful, airy parachute parkas made from biologically recycled polyester that you can see in our Sustainable Market at COP28,” says the designer.

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