Clothes and Accessories made from Recycled Materials

It’s National Recycling Week so what better excuse to celebrate fashion and accessories labels who are making products from recycled materials. If you haven’t already, check out our ode to recycling, it’s got lots of information about recycling, links between gender and recycling, and tips for what can and cannot be recycled.

Made from recycled plastic

Girlfriend Collective’s core fabric products are made from 79% recycled polyester (or RPET) and 21% spandex. RPET is made from post-consumer water bottles. Try ShopMate to ship them from the US.Shop Now.
Mr Tumbuktu makes active wear from recycled bottles and fishing nets. Shop Now.
Fjallraven have made a range of their cult Kanken backpack from recycled bottles. Shop Now
Matt & Nat sell vegan bags where all our linings are made of 100% recycled bottles. Approximately 21 plastic bottles are recycled for every bag produced. Head into Sissa Sorella to buy.

Made from Combined Waste

Kowtow‘s new swim collection is made from Econyl, a recycled fibre manufactured in Italy from pre and post-consumer nylon waste material including fishing nets, discarded carpets, plastic components and fabric scraps. Shop Now.

Made from Recycled Paper

The Beach People make lust-worthy beach bags from 100% woven recycled paper with a cotton lining and leather handle. Shop Now.

Made from Fishing Nets

Girlfriend Collective’s Lite fabric is lightweight, quick drying, and made from recycled fishing nets. Shop Now.
Verdura shoes are made in Italy from recycled fishing nets which are washed several times to soften the fabric. It’s then dyed with natural pigments and combined with cork, a recycled rubber sole and waste leather left over from shoe production. Pick some up at Sissa Sorella.
Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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