Eco-friendly clothing design doesn’t have to be just about creating new clothes from sustainable materials and production methods. The other side of the same coin is essentially (and stylishly) vintage: recycling and upcycling existing fashion.
Sass Brown’s book, ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials, takes an in-depth look at innovative design that seeks to counteract ‘throw-away’ clothing culture. Refashioned features 46 international designers who work with discarded items and recycled materials in order to create new, valuable pieces. We’re excited to see Alabama design company, Alabama Chanin, as one of the featured designers who has been incorporating sustainable and recycled design methods in their clothing since the early 2000s.