Ethical Fashion: Brands that recycle

Fashion brands that use recycled materials

Reduce, reuse and recycle. We have heard and read these 3 R’s and now it’s making its way into fashion! Here are clothing brands that use recycled materials that you need to know about!

 

Tonlé

Tonle dress

The journey of a tonlé product begins in an unlikely place: a heaping pile of factory scrap material. Their design team frequents the remnant material markets to scavenge through piles of factory castoffs before they end up in landfills. Creativity is key, as size, color, texture, and material continually vary.

Handwoven scarves made with recycled scrap fabric a

Handwoven scarves made with recycled scrap fabric

At tonlé, they see fashion differently – from the way it’s made to the way it’s worn. They see it as encouraging the unique in everyone who touches our clothing, from maker to wearer.

Recover

All Recover garments begin at the source – recycled plastic bottles and recycled cotton.

Recover screen printed tees

Recover screen printed tees

recover tee

Here’s the breakdown: First, they collect and sort post-consumer plastic bottles, stripping them of all labels and caps. Next, they salvage cotton from discarded industry scraps, which are also sorted by color and blended with polyester.The reclaimed fiber is then spun into yarn and knitted into fabric, which is ultimately cut and sewn into a garment. With their proprietary process, we’re able to make fibers that are “first quality,” which makes them look and feel great.

Looptworks

Looptworks  products are created from excess materials that would have otherwise been incinerated or ended up in landfills.

The In-Flight Weekender Duffel and Messenger Bag

The In-Flight Weekender Duffel and Messenger Bag

Transforming waste materials into beautiful products of greater value is upcycling at its finest. Not only is it repurposing with a purpose, it is saving the Earth’s resources.

The Carry On Tote is made from rescued Alaska Airline’s leather seat covers.

The Carry On Tote is made from rescued Alaska Airline’s leather seat covers.

Through the process of upcycling, we are taking steps toward a better, healthier environment.

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