Dior collaborates with Parley for the Oceans on Sustainable Beachwear Capsule


Iconic French fashion house Dior has teamed up with nonprofit environmental organization Parley for the Oceans to create a sustainable men’s beachwear capsule.

Titled ‘Dior x Parley’ the capsule comprises of casual and summer looks such as a polo shirt, a sweater, packable jackets, poplin pants, sleek water bottle carrying cases, fitted logo caps and B23 sneakers made from Adriatic heather fabric and biobased plastic soles.

Reinvented by Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior’s men’s collection, all of the pieces combine comfort and elegance. They come in a color palette of blue and ochre, and are adorned with iconic patterns, such as the Dior Oblique, timeless bayaderes, as well as the Adriatic graphic motif, drawn from the House’s archives, showing up on a silky jacquard and chiné for a bewitching three-dimensional effect.

What is noteworthy is that the pieces in the collection are made with ‘Parley Ocean Plastic’, a series of high-performance yarns and fabrics created from upcycled plastic marine debris recovered from islands around the world such as the Maldives, Dominican Republic and Sri Lanka. The capsule supports the Parley X10 impact program which guarantees that ten times the equivalent of each product’s carbon and plastic footprint will be intercepted from nature.

Jones who is a lover of nature sought inspiration from ties that unite Dior and the wonders of nature, stemming from founder Christian Dior’s passion for flowers, gardens, and the sea. It marks Dior’s desire to move towards a more eco-innovative, sustainable future for fashion.

‘With the latest science highlighting the dire urgency of action, we need transformational change in every sector of society to end the rapidly unfolding impacts on both humans and nature and protect our future on this magical blue planet. Creating this first collection with Dior is a call for the fashion industry to revolutionize its production methods,’ Parley for the Oceans CEO and Founder Cyrill Gutsch said in a press release.

The Dior x Parley capsule is available now via Dior’s website.

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