Outland is a brand that dares to dream the possibilities of denim. Through empowerment, sustainability and transparency, founder James Bartle and his dedicated team deliver denim that seeks to eliminate poverty. Read on for what I learnt when I met with the sustainable denim pioneers.
It’s slow fashion season and if you’re going to dare to double denim, let it be with Nudie Jeans. Forget Calvins, Levis, True Religion or Diesel, if there’s a denim apparel brand you should have on your brain it should be this one. The latest S & S Spotlight focuses on the water intensive nature of the denim industry and how Nudie with their transparent production, life time repairs and re-use schemes are reinventing how clothing collections should close the loop in the fashion industry.
100% regenerated and 100% regenerable infinitely, ECONYL® is emblematic of the endless possibilities for the prosperity of people and the planet through waste regeneration. Some see trash, other see treasure and ECONYL® has pioneered in closed loop regeneration processes to transform the abundance of nylon waste that resides in landfills and oceans worldwide into sustainable textiles. From apparel and accessories to automobiles, upholstery and the most haute worthy soft furnishings, ECONYL® fashions fabrics and B2B projects for the likes of Stella McCartney, Brietling, H & M, Speedo and Adidas, to name but a few. Within this third edition of S & S Spotlight, we traverse the mission behind the material and its parent company Aquafil, delving into their circular processes, sustainability corporate initiatives as well as exploring ECONYL® reimagined in its endless forms.
What if I said to you, residual materials of citrus fruits can be cultivated into opulent fabrics likened to the most luxurious of silks? The Godfather, Don Michael Corleone, would roll around in his grave knowing he missed a trick with the lucrative opportunities of Sicilian citrus fruits hailing from his territory. For the latest edition of S & S Spotlight, let me introduce you to Orange Fiber. Delivering the zest of equal parts innovation and elegance, Orange Fiber is the world’s first brand to create a patented material derived from ‘pastazzo’, translating from Italian to mean otherwise wasted.
To kick off Volume I of S & S Spotlight, a series that delves into the stories of sustainable brands, there is no better advocate than Veja sneakers. This spotlight feature attributes specific attention to Veja’s sleek sartorial appeal and admirable levels of transparency along its supply chain to drive value for communities as well as consumers.