LDC + #TOGETHERBAND
By Amy Devon
Continuing their work in the sustainable-sphere, BOTTLETOP have launched #TOGETHERBAND; an extension of everything BOTTLEOP has done over the years to engage people in development issues and sets out to put the power in the hands of the people.
In 2021 sustainability does not just mean recycling and turning the water off when you brush your teeth, it is an ever increasingly important way of life that is cross-generational and hard to ignore. As we all have to make better choices, we start to think of other aspects of our lives that are impacted by taking the sustainable route, fashion being one of them.
When we think of sustainable fashion, a brand that Is pushing the needle not just in terms of their product but the work they are doing for a more sustainable future is BOTTLETOP. Co-founders Cameron Saul and Oliver Wayman created the brand to empower people and the planet through sustainable design. Their journey started by crafting bags from upcycled bottle tops in Kenya, after a collaboration with Mulberry, the bags became international best sellers, all while supporting artisans and funding health education in Africa. By discovering the beauty of upcycled metal they created their signature chain mail made from recycled metal ring pulls, that makes up the BOTTLETOP DNA we see today.
Founded on three main principles; People, product and planet, key elements at the core of what they do. From the plastic free and carbon neutral manufacturing and supply chain, ethical and transparent working conditions to their sustainable and fashion forward end product, every element is carefully thought out without compromise.
Continuing their work in the sustainable-sphere, they have launched #TOGETHERBAND; an extension of everything BOTTLEOP has done over the years to engage people in development issues and sets out to put the power in the hands of the people. They learned about the Global Goals from Amina J Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary General, at the UN in NY in September 2015, the month when the Global Goals were launched.
They realised that at BOTTLETOP, they directly addressed 12 of the 17 Goals through their work, so they immediately decided to throw their weight behind them and use their ‘tool kit’ of sustainable design and creative culture to share them with the world. #TOGETHERBAND aims to humanise the Goals and bring people into the conversation by asking everyone to choose the Global Goal that matters most to them personally.
Each band is a different colour, representing a UN global goal, made from Parley Ocean Plastic® rope and recycled metal from decommissioned illegal firearms in El Salvador and expertly made by women in Nepal- which supports local artisans and employment. proceeds from the bands go to beneficiaries furthering the Goals at a grass-roots level.
With COP26 around the corner, it has never been a more crucial time to raise awareness of the goals and encourage people to want to strive towards a better future. You can shop BOTTLETOP and #TOGETHERBAND at Lone Design Club and choose a colour to wear your beliefs of your sleeve.
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