After years of trial and error Atlantic Leather have pioneered and perfected the technique of manipulating discarded fish skins into high quality leather.
At the forefront of sustainability, this Icelandic company lead by founder Gunnsteinn Bjornsson, provides designers across the globe with inventive materials that are in turn, changing the face of fashion.
Atlantic Leather, teamed with local designer Sigrun Lilja take us on an explosive journey from fish to fashion.
Eco fashion introduces Mari Cla Ro studio in Ontario, Canada. We are taken on an inspirational tour from founders Sven and Willa, from their creative design process, to the sourcing of materials from local junkyards to the beautiful and functional products they create.
Their ingenuity in creating eco-friendly fashion sets precedence for all the non-sustainable fashion labels in North America.
Indosole, founded by US resident Kyle Parson during a surfing trip to Bali, are currently on a mission to save one million tires from Indonesian landfills. This episode focuses on the unique processes involved in transforming tires into casual footwear as well as the positive impact Indosole is having on the local economy and Balinese community.
Into the heart of Africa, Enzi, a local fine leather footwear company embarks on a heart-warming quest to become Ethiopia's first eco-friendly fashion label. Limited by the resources surrounding them, Enzi's hero's Az, Jawad and Christian strive to change the misguided view of the African Fashion Industry.
From empowering their employees to producing quality footwear, join us as we meet the eclectic gang behind this ever-greening company.
From a factory in India to the shops in Singapore, Etrican creates clothes and accessories made from 100% organic cotton and recycled materials.
Established in December 2009, head designer Yumiko Uno and head of business development Dragos Necula partnered to create one of Singapore's first green fashion labels, pioneering the local eco lifestyle movement.
Let us journey to Etrican's sustainable business in manufacturing eco-friendly high quality and stylish clothes and accessories that leaves a minimal carbon footprint by being environmentally responsible every step of the way.
Inspired by by the widespread recycling movement around the world, self taught designers Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager founded Junky Styling.
This high innovative design-led label is creating waves in London and around the world through its unique approach to recycled fashion.
See second hand clothing deconstructed and undergo a "Wardrobe Surgery" to transform into ‘high fashion street couture’ penned by Vogue for Junky Styling.
When Billy Potts walked down a familiar Kowloon street, he realized that the waste being generated by taxi garages had possibilities for a second life.
Billy enlisted the help of Joseph Ng to design their first products: a line of bags and accessories made of discarded taxi upholstery.
This is how Handsome Co. started. Handsome Co. employs local craftspeople, manufacturers, and NGOs to help ensure that valuable skills are not lost. The company believes that Hong Kong design has something to offer the world and intends to prove it.
From the Philippine capital of Manila, Rags2Riches is creating eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of up cycled scrap cloth, organic materials and indigenous fabrics by working with over 800 artisans living in the poor communities across the country.
Founder and current CEO, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, partners with well-known influential fashion designers to create an integrated design solution providing additional skills-based, financial and health training for the local artisans so that they can maximize their career potential and take steps towards long-term financial and personal well-being.
Keo K'jay, started by Rachel Faller, provides jobs for HIV positive women, who manufacture handmade clothing and accessories from recycled and sustainable materials. About 70% of the fabrics the brand use are recycled and about (25%) are locally and sustainably made. KeoK'jay has become a well-loved fashion brand inside and outside of Cambodia, known for its quirky sense of style, comfortable and versatile designs, and commitment to high environmental and social standards.
"Set trend, don't follow. Do not constrict, rather contrive" - This is Naked Ape's founder, Shaldon Kopman's personal mantra. From a cottage industry to a fully-fledged studio and showroom, Shaldon has managed to achieve this growth in just 10 years. By wearing Naked Ape you are not only fashion forward but also future focused as caring for our earth is essential.
Each garment Naked Ape created is made up of 100% natural materials and fabrics, such as hemp, wool, cotton, linen and leather with some having coconut buttons. Taking this eco-friendly concept further, Naked Ape offers a wardrobe recycling service that looks at your current wardrobe and revamps it to create a new garment.
Resuscitating discarded tarps, sails and utilitarian fabrics, Kayce Armstrong breathes life into not only the garments she creates, but the fashion landscape as well. It is the infectious compositions of Armstrong's creative consciousness that set her aesthetic apart from any other designer, bringing the idea of recycled and re-purposed textiles to high fashion.
The living and breathing textures become wearable pieces of art inspired by an array of natural and mechanical influences. Born of a collaborative union between ecological preservation and unparalleled style, AOS is the epitome of Green Luxury.
My mission has always been the to bring Eco fashion and recycling capabilities to another level, in today's couture market. – Kayce Armstrong