upcycle process


sourcing materials

Ø upcycle is taking used and 2nd hand textiles, textile pieces and apparel and remaking them into new garments with added value. the last remaining scraps from our process go into hand made paper or as raw materials for artists.

shown here is luca barolli's series " lamiere".  he works in found object metal sculpture, most of which is metal scrap and mixes it with our end process textile waste.


Ø archive: taking global archive pieces from a 25 year fashion textile and garment collection and making them into new 1 off pieces. the pieces were sourced globally from factories, flea markets, 2nd hand clothing stores, 2nd hand retail stores, sample rooms, off price retail fabrics and muslin. 

Ø 2 : taking 2nd hand mens tees, shirts, jackets and any gender denim and restyling for gender free womenswear.  repairing, adding textile, design and make value, and transforming into a new garment.


design

 

archive design starts with a piece of decorative textile. a base cloth is chosen. silhouette patterned, fit and cut. stitch work is designed and applied.  the garment is assembled, 1 piece at a time.  

assemblage is by machine with hand finishings.

make

repair and decoration is primarily by hand. base cloth appliqué is by machine. 

studio culture and practice 

our work culture is based on a single social agreement. trust and support for each others life and work.

the studio's foundational vision is to build an entrepreneurial small business model for socially and environmentally concerned like minds, based on the tenets of conscious capitalism.

the work shop is socially designed as safe space for using work for personal growth in spiritual development, emotional rehabilitation and life abundance elevation. we help freelance entrepreneurs build their businesses as independent contractors.