Nuno Scarves – Recycled Plastic Turned Into Beautiful Works of Art

I’m always trying to find ways to cut back on my consumption and footprint so I’m excited there are companies out there making an effort to use all the plastic we humans pump out. The technology has gotten so good you wouldn’t know a recycled plastic fabric from regular polyester, and polyester is very versatile in itself.

I found Nudo Love scarves and was struck by their mission statement.

We believe that fashion and sustainability should go hand-in-hand. That’s why we’ve developed Neosilk™ fabric—a soft and silky material woven from 100% recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

Humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute and a tiny percentage (9%) is actually recycled. We are determined to help counteract this trend.

We don’t claim to be perfect, but we want to make sure we do our part by creating long-lasting, useful products that are kind to the earth. We don’t believe in fast fashion, and the unique process used to make our fabric ensures we take our time.

I chose the Furoshiki Scarf in “Wide Eyed” by Jason Naylor – a colorful and fun piece that fits with my love of pop art. There are already so many ways to wear these scarves but on top of that, the design itself can play a part in how you position the fabric. It’s like wearing art as an interactive accessory.

As a hard scarf, not only does it solve the problem of a bad hair day but it’s inspiration for my entire outfit when I’m feeling indecisive.
As a loose neck scarf I can display a highlight of the scarf front and center and pull it up as a quick temporary face mask if needed.
I don’t know how to tie it like an ascot yet but you can bet I’ll be learning and wearing my scarf this autumn, one way or another. The fabric is fairly wind blocking

I think we have a responsibility to do our part to help this planet and it’s becoming more and more desperate every day that we change the way we live. If the government won’t make changes we can at least do our best and keep fighting for change. This administration has rolled back over 100 common sense environmental protections, putting our clean water, air and communities at risk. We deserve clean oceans, wildlife deserves clean oceans and less landfill waste. I’m definitely going to keep doing my part to the best of my abilities and knowledge and keep learning as I go.

I’d love to hear of anyone’s efforts to reduce their footprint through fashion or other ways!

Also, check out more of Nudo Love scarf designs at https://nunolove.com/ !

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