Okewa coat made from recycled bottles

Coats made from recycled bottles

New Zealand label Okewa has mastered form and function with a coat made entirely of recycled bottles. Introducing their Recycled Line, designers Nevada and Nick are expanding on their existing rainwear collection in response to our plastic epidemic. “Since plastic doesn’t decompose, or takes around 450 – 1000+ years to do so, we decided to […]

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A.BCH: full disclosure from fibre to finish

Concerned with the state of the industry, designer Courtney Holm put years of development on hold. Working on her then fashion venture, Article, a men’s made-to-order street-luxe brand, Courtney began to question the supply chain and reassessed options. “Suppliers don’t always understand the need to know the full supply chain. If we’re serious about transparency, […]

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Pamela Card's Medina necklace

Bringing art forms to life

Modern relics with a story.  Inspired by history and handcrafted in Vancouver, Pamela Card uses the ancient process of lost wax to develop unique jewellery creations. A move away from mass production, we caught up with Pamela to learn about the process behind the unique art forms, hand made in-house using responsible craftsmanship. Tell me about the […]

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Who made my bag? The rise of Fashion Revolution

The bag that started it all. In 2016 we stumbled across Haiti Design Co. Drawn to their quality, handcrafted bags, it was the stories behind the designs that made an impact. An artisan collective, Haiti Design Co employ 151 artisans of which 15 are responsible for their leather bag production. More than just a fusion of good […]

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Silk slip dress

Changing the future of fashion

Purposeful, determined and compassionate. Chandler Busby is all of those things and more. The woman behind Haiti Design Co., a non-profit artisan production and training centre behind these bags, Chandler is changing the future of fashion, one bag at a time. Following part 1 of our interview with Chandler, we got right into the details this […]

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Haiti Design Co

How one bag is breaking down the cycle of poverty

Behind the tropical beauty of palms, cobblestones and balmy weather, there is an inspiring story of hope, education and sustainability on the beautiful island of Haiti. The hometown of Haiti Design Co; a non-profit artisan production and training centre in Port au Prince, it provides hope and sustainable futures for more than 70 artisans employed […]

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