WITH MOTHER EARTH'S APPROVAL: Burberry's ReBurberry Edit
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Burberry
Econyl hooded jacket
Econyl parkas
Econly parka and bum bag
Econyl parka
Econyl trenchcost and tote bag

Just because we’re preoccupied with other world issues now doesn’t mean the earth’s ongoing problems are yesterday’s news. Burberry understands this need to address fashion’s contributing role in the declining state of our planet which is the reason it has set lofty goals to implement responsible practices in its manufacturing process as well as to incorporate as many sustainable materials into its product line by 2022. (Burberry also aims to be carbon neutral by then and to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources.) But if 2022 still sounds like a number that’s too far for your liking especially since you’re now only buying into woke wares and labels, then you’re in luck as the British fashion house has teased a 26-piece edit based on its spring-summer 2020 collection that isn’t just eco-friendly but also contributes positively to the big picture of ensuring even its manufacturing facilities are doing their part in energy and water reduction as well as taking care of its workers. Named ReBurberry Edit, products such as trenchcoats, parkas and capes tap on innovative sustainable materials as its base ranging from the use of Econyl (a recycled nylon made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps, and industrial plastic) to polyester yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. And there you thought that heritage fashion houses can't learn new tricks.

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