Weekend Max Mara garment made with Newlife yarn

Weekend Max Mara garment made with Newlife yarn

Italian luxury women's wear brand Weekend Max Mara has extended its use of a special hi-tech fabric made using polyester yarns from recycled plastic bottles following the success of the first range in the summer.

Garments from the autumn-winter 2014-2015 collection made with Newlife yarn are on sale in 1500 stores in 50 countries.

Newlife is made from recycled polyester derived from post-consumer PET waste such as plastic bottles sourced and converted in Italy. The platform includes POY, flat, textured, microfibre and hollow section yarns for a range of applications including fashion and sportswear.

Its sustainable benefits mean that 30 1.5l PET bottles are needed to produce 1kg of Newlife yarn - saving 2.4 tons of plastic from going to landfill for each ton of Newlife produced.