5 RECYCLED FASHION BRANDS TO BUILD YOUR SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE
By Amy Devon
If you're looking for a sustainable wardrobe refresh, the ideal gift for a conscious friend or just want to know more about recycled fashion, you’re going to want to keep reading...
In honour of World Recycling Day we are bringing you the ultimate guide to recycled Fashion. Discover clothing, jewellery, accessories and shoes all made from materials that started life as something else. If you're looking for a sustainable wardrobe refresh, the ideal gift for a conscious friend or just want to know more about recycled fashion, you’re going to want to keep reading.
Discover the enchanting world of Carolina Wong, her products are sustainably made by hand using upcycled materials, with a focus on maintaining a low carbon footprint and ensuring artisan workers are treated fairly. A collection features irresistible pearl earrings crafted from recycled gold, to unique necklaces made from vintage brass beads. Her other-worldly approach to design and ethereal aesthetic means she creates pieces that you truly will not find anywhere else.
Asime is a brand with community, sustainability and enterprise at its core. Crafted by Aunty’s Fashion Home and donating profits to Dream Big Ghana NGO. They strive for the growth of female led enterprises driving a sustainable income for women in the community. Their men’s and women’s collections are created using Ghanaian textiles and repurposed second hand denim. All of Asime's collection is hand made in the UK, full of bold patterns and timeless silhouettes that are sure to become go-to's in your wardrobe.
Founded in Finland, Cuitu uses an innovative mindset to create dynamic designs which are timeless and androgynous. Through their endeavours to develop sustainable streetwear, transparency, quality and functionality have remained key baselines. Cuitu aim to make no negative impact on the environment, utilising surplus high performance materials from other industries within their collections. The Curious and Combo bags are made from surplus materials from a scuba diving production, meaning there is no waste and ensures the long-wearing fabric is given a new lease of life.
For Trash Planet, the clue is in the name. Tired of bland sustainable brands with empty promises, founders Jordan and Holly risked it all and moved to Portugal to bring to life a sustainable and ethical shoe brand that is on its way to creating a 100% recycled sneaker. Both insistent in knowing and understanding the process from start to finish and meeting every supplier and worker within their chain, they have created a sustainable, transparent brand that doesn't sacrifice style or durability. Sneakers use recycled cardboard, corn waste and polyester and are also 100% vegan and cruelty free.
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