Oh, to be a Prada reporter. Australian actor Alex Fitzalan is officially reporting for duty for the third chapter in Prada’s Re-Nylon story, ‘What We Carry’. National Geographic Explorer (also a great title) Asha de Vos, a marine biologist, joins Alex as they head under the sea in Mahana Bay, off the coast of New Zealand. This episode looks at the issue of ghost nets aka fishing nets left in the ocean. Approximately 640,000 tonnes of net are dumped in the ocean each year, which go on to entangle wildlife and affect the subterranean ecosystem. They follow Co-Founder of Ghost Fishing New Zealand Rob Wilson and a group of volunteers to remove harmful nets from the sea bed as part of the Healthy Seas initiative. The film is an exploration of the raw materials recycled to create Econyl that makes up the new Prada Re-Nylon collection aka the things we truly do carry. Healthy Seas aims to remove marine litter from the ocean, with over 500 tonnes of ghost nets removed by the initiative around the globe. This waste is then taken to the plant of textile yarn producer Aqua 1 in Europe, de-polymerized and reconstructed into Econyl. This continues Prada’s mission to change all Prada nylon to Re-Nylon by 2021. Watch the film below.
by Roxy Lola