S/S 2022 Left: Sleveless top Right: Tunic length top from our first super lightweight recycled-textile, six-piece capsule collection:
How can we collectively redress some of the environmental, labour equity, and consumer behaviour/attitude problems facing the textile/ready-to-wear industry? Re/DRESS is a non-profit project focussing on positive solutions!
Our goal: a lightweight capsule collection (tunic, sleeveless and short sleeve top, palazzo and tapered trousers and a skirt) featuring 100% recycled textiles woven in Bangladesh. Designed for heat and humidity, the collection will be unisex, minimal and modest for all ages, sizes, with a draped/loose yet flattering fit- a ‘base’ for personalisation (you bring the bling).
We'll make the collection available (initially in Bangladesh only) early 2022, all proceeds to groups working to support garment workers or climate resilience in Bangladesh.
Integrated/circular Ready to Wear fashion: DESIGN STUDIO @ Beximco. Beximco works with Recover Textile Systems—a Spanish recycling technology company that specialises in turning textile waste into premium fibers— in order to become a major recycler of textile waste and a specialized spinner of high quality recycled yarn.
This project relies on the advice and expertise of the textile and the ready-to-wear (RTW) and design community in Bangladesh. The following are some of the people and entities, committed to responsible practices in the textile and RTW industry, who are generously providing pro bono advice and a range of in-kind and material support.
Bharat Pratap Singh, design, production, logistics
Brunhilde Descamps, conceptual framework
Rubana Haq, conceptual framework
Aidha Cader, design
Sadaf Saaz Siddiqi, conceptual framework
CYCLO, responsible upcycling, production of yarn (see below)
Sarah Karim Couture, general advice and enthusiasm
AJO Idea Space/Made in Bangladesh (MIB Spirit), merchandising and branding
Centia Bhuyan, Bhuyan Fashion
Ruhul Abdin, Paraa
CYCLO - provides solutions to avoid valuable, dyed cotton from going to waste. CYCLO mechanically recycles textile waste from garment manufacturers in Bangladesh into new fibers and yarns, without using water, chemicals or dyes.