It’s always wonderful if somebody loves your work enough to purchase it. That happened with our green Music Doll this year.As you can see the happy customer mounted the piece on the wall of their restroom. It looks superb, in our opinion.
The Kitty Necklace is a design by Mimi Berlin Bijoux created with salvaged materials: plastic and silver. The plastic beads were discarded by a child at one point and the silver chain is gifted to us by Kitty, it’s an attic treasure. The silver lockets and our little logo-tag are new.
Mimi Berlin Bijoux decided to use the decorative silver ‘Haferkorn” chain to string the plastic beads and delicious food-charms together into a necklace suitable for adults. Presenting these beads, and in particular the lovely, detailed charms, in the way they should be presented: with respect with precious metal.
Sympany is a textile recycling social enterprise from The Netherlands, it collects and re-purposes used clothing in order to fund charitable projects. The gathered second-hand clothes are being sold a.o. in African countries. (specifically to Zambia, Malawi, DR Congo and Angola) The used clothes are also being recycled into cleaning cloths and insulation material and they are upcycled into ‘new fabrics’ as well.
The launch at Magazijn in Amsterdam, behind the sewing machine: Vita Stasiukynaite, student at the fashion dept at the Rietveld Academy.
Embroidery-artist Victoria Villasana’s embelishment of the black and white photography by JW Kaldenbach. imagecredits: mimi berlin blogger team
Invite for the launch. imagecredits: bysympany.nl
BySympany is a new initiative in which funds are generated by collaborating with (sustainable) fashion brands. The collab with Dutch jeanslabel Kyuchi is the first in line: ‘By Sympany By Kuyichi created jeans with upcycled rags. (20% of the jeans consist of recovered fibres) Continue reading →
Feeling green about indigo? IMPOSSIBLE! The denim industry is a huge and horrible one, it affects both the environment and people: it turns rivers blue and people sick. It isn’t and can’t be sustainanable in any way…..
This post is about facts. We aren’t going to quote articles or tweak them into our own words. (We only recycle when useful and we don’t want to clutter The Web too much) So please click the links to read and see what we feel everybody should know about (their) jeans.
UN-FABULOUS_Those faded, distressed blue jeans might be harboring a dirty secret. By Lily Kuo in Chinavia qz.com)
Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory in Xintang, Zengcheng. In Xintang, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution and has documented the effects on the community.